karri

[kar-ee]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. kaross,
  2. karpas,
  3. karpov,
  4. karpov, anatoly,
  5. karrer,
  6. karri-tree,
  7. karroo,
  8. karrusel,
  9. kars,
  10. karsavina

Origin of karri

First recorded in 1865–70; of obscure origin

Also called karri gum.

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British Dictionary definitions for karri

karri

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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