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Trunk of an old Jarrah tree, Darling Range, Western Australia



jarrah (countable and uncountable, plural jarrahs)

  1. A eucalypt tree of species Eucalyptus marginata, occurring in the southwest of Western Australia, or its wood.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, “The Broken-Link Handicap”, in Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio, published 2005, page 112:
      The walls were colonial ramparts—logs of jarrah spiked into masonry—with wings as strong as Church buttresses.
    • 2002, Richard Frankham, David A. Briscoe, Jonathan D. Ballou, Karina H. McInnes, Introduction to Conservation Genetics, page 103:
      In contrast, resistance to root rot fungus in jarrah trees has a significant heritability (Box 5.1), so jarrahs can evolve to resist the introduced dieback.
    • 2009, Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones, Allen & Unwin, page 8:
      Right here. At the foot of an enormous old-growth jarrah.

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