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karri

[ kar-ee ]
/ ˈkær i /
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noun
an Australian gum tree, Eucalyptus diversicolor.
the heavy, tough wood of this tree.
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Also called karri gum .

Origin of karri

First recorded in 1865–70; of obscure origin
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How to use karri in a sentence

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

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

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

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  • 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
/ (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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