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  1. a hardwood tree, Eucalyptus marginata, of western Australia.
  2. the heavy, often attractively grained wood of this tree.
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Origin of jarrah

First recorded in 1865–70, jarrah is from the Nyungar word jaril
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Contemporary Examples of jarrah

Historical Examples of jarrah

  • Fig. 94 is a section of flooring which is generally made of hardwood, such as maple, oak, or jarrah.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

  • Jarrah, an Australian wood, is now very generally used for street-paving, and for this purpose it has no superior.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • The specialty of the jarrah is its power to defy the ravages of the insect world and of the sea.

    Australian Pictures

    Howard Willoughby

  • Jarrah is, without doubt, the principal forest-tree of Western Australia.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

  • This tree does not occur in such numbers as the Jarrah, its field of growth being limited.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

British Dictionary definitions for jarrah


  1. a widely planted Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus marginata, that yields a valuable timber
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Word Origin for jarrah

from a native Australian language
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