Definition of Casuarina

1. Noun. Any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Casuarina having jointed stems and whorls of scalelike leaves; some yield heavy hardwood.

Group relationships: Genus Casuarina
Specialized synonyms: She-oak, Beefwood
Generic synonyms: Tree



Definition of Casuarina

1. n. A genus of leafless trees or shrubs, with drooping branchlets of a rushlike appearance, mostly natives of Australia. Some of them are large, producing hard and heavy timber of excellent quality, called beefwood from its color.

Definition of Casuarina

1. Noun. Any of several trees, of the genus ''Casuarina'', that have segmented stems; especially the ironwood and beefwood ¹

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Definition of Casuarina

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Literary usage of Casuarina

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1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Eberhard Goebel (1905)
"... in which the sporogenous tissue remains less developed, the outer differences in relation to the sporangia are much greater. casuarina. ..."

2. Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the by William Ellis (1833)
"... and connect the forests of the mountains with the woods of the valley or the plain. The principal of these is the aito, or toa, casuarina ..."

3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Mountain-O.— Queensland name for casuarina torulosa, Ait. ... Botany-Bay Oak, or Botany-Oak, is the name given in the timber trade to the casuarina. ..."

4. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Temperate savannah- forest of casuarina. Alpine steppe. Alpine vegetation in sun and in shade, iii. Celebes. Screw-pine forest on Lokon. iv. ..."

5. The World's Great Classics by Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne (1899)
"OUR casuarina-TREE Like a huge Python, winding round and round The rugged ... But not because of its magnificence Dear is the casuarina to my soul: Beneath ..."

6. The Bengali Book of English Verse by Theodore Douglas Dunn (1918)
"Our casuarina Tree. Like a huge Python, winding round and round The rugged trunk, ... But not because of its magnificence Dear is the casuarina to my soul; ..."

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