1. a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Substance Meronyms: ↑balata, ↑gutta balata
2. any of several heavy hard reddish chiefly tropical woods of the families Casuarinaceae and Proteaceae; some used for cabinetwork
Hypernyms: ↑wood
Substance Holonyms: ↑Grevillea striata, ↑scrub beefwood, ↑Stenocarpus salignus
3. any of several Australian trees of the genus Casuarina yielding heavy hard red wood used in cabinetwork
Hypernyms: ↑casuarina
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Casuarina
4. tree or tall shrub with shiny leaves and umbels of fragrant creamy-white flowers; yields hard heavy reddish wood
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Stenocarpus, ↑genus Stenocarpus
5. tree yielding hard heavy reddish wood
Syn: ↑Grevillea striata
Hypernyms: ↑silk oak

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Beefwood — is the name given to a number of Australian trees which have timber with a red colouration resembling raw beef as follows:* Barringtonia calyptrata , also known as Cornbeefwood.cite web | title = Australian plant common name database | url = http …   Wikipedia

  • Beefwood — Beef wood , n. An Australian tree ({Casuarina}), and its red wood, used for cabinetwork; also, the trees {Stenocarpus salignus} of New South Wales, and {Banksia compar} of Queensland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beefwood — Beefwood, s. Nutzhölzer …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • beefwood — [bēf′wood΄] n. CASUARINA …   English World dictionary

  • beefwood — Porkwood Pork wood , n. (Bot.) The coarse grained brownish yellow wood of a small tree ({Pisonia obtusata}) of Florida and the West Indies. Also called {pigeon wood}, {beefwood}, and {corkwood}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beefwood — Casuarina Cas u*a*ri na, n. [NL., supposed to be named from the resemblance of the twigs to the feathers of the cassowary, of the genus {Casuarius}.] (Bot.) A genus of leafless trees or shrubs, with drooping branchlets of a rushlike appearance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beefwood — /ˈbifwʊd / (say beefwood) noun any of several unrelated Australian trees with red coloured timber, especially Casuarina stricta and Grevillea striata …   Australian English dictionary

  • beefwood — paupinė kazuarina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kazuarininių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Casuarina cunninghamiana), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Casuarina cunninghamiana angl. beefwood; river she oak; river oak… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Beefwood — kazuarina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kazuarininių (Casuarinaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Casuarina). atitikmenys: lot. Casuarina angl. Beefwood; she oak vok. Kasuarbaum; Keulenbaum; Känguruhbaum rus. казуарина lenk. kazuaryna; rzewnia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • beefwood — noun Date: 1805 1. the hard heavy reddish wood of any of various chiefly tropical trees (as the Australian pine) 2. Australian pine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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