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  1. Australian any of several small eucalyptus trees, esp Eucalyptus cornuta, yielding a very hard timber
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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Examples from the Web for yate

Historical Examples

  • From the top of the steps Yate caught a pretty glimpse of Sabbath repose.

    Love's Usuries

    Louis Creswicke

  • She reserved the posting till night, after the coming of Yate, who was due at dinner.

    Love's Usuries

    Louis Creswicke

  • At Wickwar and Yate in Gloucestershire it is worked for industrial purposes.

  • The Irish Mr. Yate gets his 'sucking pig', and very often is ungrateful to his benefactors.

  • Colonel Yate was perturbed by this Gorgonzolaesque phrase, and anxiously inquired to what species of cheese it referred.