Definition of Needle wood

1. Noun. Large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia.

Exact synonyms: Hakea Leucoptera, Needle-wood, Needlewood
Group relationships: Genus Hakea, Hakea
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needle Wood

needle forceps
needle furze
needle gun
needle in a haystack
needle lace
needle palm
needle point tracing
needle rush
needle sharing
needle spike rush
needle time
needle valve
needle valves
needle wood (current term)
needlebook
needlebooks
needlebush
needlecase
needlecases
needlecord
needlecraft
needlecrafter
needlecrafters
needlecrafts
needled
needlefish
needlefishes
needleful

Literary usage of Needle wood

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1. The Italian Valleys of the Pennine Alps: A Tour Through All the Romantic and by Samuel William King (1858)
"Near the chalets of Riga, as Zumstein observed, the larch, the last " needle-wood," * disappeared; the rhododendron and juniper reaching a higher elevation. ..."

2. The Culture of Forests: With an Appendix, in which the State of the Royal by Andrew Emmerich (1789)
"Of needle wood or A HERE are three ... of needle wood or Firs : die Norway Fir, the Scotch Fir, and the Silver Fir. ..."

3. Stories of the mountain and the forest by Mary Anna Paull (1882)
""Wharncliffe," said Fletcher, gravely, "did you ever before know the difference between needle-wood, leaf-wood, and knee-timber ? ..."

4. England and Russia: Comprising the Voyages of John Tradescant the Elder, Sir by Iosif Khristianovich Hamel (1854)
"... (Needle- wood, ie trees with needle-like foliage, firs, pines, &c.) must have been Pinus sylvestris, Picea (abies) obovata or vulgaris, Larix sibirica, ..."

5. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt, Elise C. Otté (1856)
"Among the vegetable forms inclosed in amber are male and female blossoms of our native needle-wood trees and Cupu- ..."

6. The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and Other Parts of Europe by Ferdinand Keller (1878)
"They consist chiefly of trunks of the aspen, poplar, and elm, and but very rarely of fir, or what is called ' needle-wood.' They had been brought to a blunt ..."

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