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karri

[kar-ee]
noun
  1. an Australian gum tree, Eucalyptus diversicolor.
  2. the heavy, tough wood of this tree.
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Origin of karri

First recorded in 1865–70; of obscure origin
Also called karri gum.
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Historical Examples of karri

  • After a pause he added: "I wish you'd come and help me sift it out, Karri."

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    Cynthia Stockley

  • You do get some doses, but I hope you're not in for another, Karri!

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    Cynthia Stockley

  • I don't know what to make of it, to tell you the truth, Karri.

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    Cynthia Stockley

  • Specimens of Jarrah wood seen by the writer were dark, suggesting black walnut, those of Karri were red, resembling mahogany.


British Dictionary definitions for karri

karri

noun plural -ris
  1. an Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus diversifolia
  2. the durable wood of this tree, used esp for construction
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Word Origin for karri

from a native Australian language
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