casuarina

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English[edit]

A casuarina

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kasuari (cassowary), from the resemblance of the leaves to the bird's feathers.

Noun[edit]

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casuarina (plural casuarinas)

  1. Any of several trees, of the genus Casuarina, that have segmented stems; especially the ironwood and beefwood
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter III, [1]
      [] the noise made by the beating of the waves on the land and the sighing of the wind amongst the pendulous leaves—or rather pendant fringe of the casuarina or she-oak, those aeolian harps of the Australian bush, almost drowned their voices.
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