[ kar-ee ]
/ ˈkær i /


an Australian gum tree, Eucalyptus diversicolor.
the heavy, tough wood of this tree.

Origin of karri

First recorded in 1865–70; of obscure origin
Also called karri gum.
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British Dictionary definitions for karri


/ (ˈkɑːrɪ) /

noun plural -ris

an Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus diversifolia
the durable wood of this tree, used esp for construction

Word Origin for karri

from a native Australian language
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