Definition of Beefwood

1. Noun. A tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber.

Exact synonyms: Balata, Balata Tree, Bully Tree, Manilkara Bidentata
Terms within: Balata, Gutta Balata
Generic synonyms: Tree



2. Noun. Any of several heavy hard reddish chiefly tropical woods of the families Casuarinaceae and Proteaceae; some used for cabinetwork.
Substance meronyms: Grevillea Striata, Scrub Beefwood, Stenocarpus Salignus
Generic synonyms: Wood

3. Noun. Any of several Australian trees of the genus Casuarina yielding heavy hard red wood used in cabinetwork.
Group relationships: Genus Casuarina
Generic synonyms: Casuarina
Specialized synonyms: Australian Pine, Casuarina Equisetfolia

4. Noun. Tree or tall shrub with shiny leaves and umbels of fragrant creamy-white flowers; yields hard heavy reddish wood.
Exact synonyms: Scrub Beefwood, Stenocarpus Salignus
Group relationships: Genus Stenocarpus, Stenocarpus
Generic synonyms: Tree

5. Noun. Tree yielding hard heavy reddish wood.
Exact synonyms: Grevillea Striata
Generic synonyms: Silk Oak

Definition of Beefwood

1. 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.

Definition of Beefwood

1. Noun. Any of the Australian trees having timber resembling raw beef ¹

2. Noun. The timber of those trees. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beefwood

1. a hardwood tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Beefwood

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beefwood

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Literary usage of Beefwood

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1. Tree-planting, 1899: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Best Trees to Plant in by David Ernest Hutchins (1899)
"STRAIGHT beefwood. A handsome, hardy tree, the best Beef wood for planting: ... BUSBY beefwood. An old-fashioned bushy tree, sometimes grown for the sake of ..."

2. Fly-rods and Fly-tackle: Suggestions as to Their Manufacture and Use by Henry Parkhurst Wells (1901)
"beefwood. Specific gravity, 1.3090. This wood seems generally to be identified ... beefwood is well known in this market. I have seen it only in planks, ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"beefwood. SHE-OAK. Odd slender-branched leafless trees and shrubs grown in warm regions ... beefwood is planted in the extreme South for its very odd habit, ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"beefwood is planted in the extreme south for its very odd habit, and also to hold sands of ... The redness of the wood has given the popular name, beefwood, ..."

5. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"Brownish violet with black veins Rosewood Dark brown red or dark flesh color beefwood Violet King Wood Coffee brown to olive green Grenadilla Wood, etc. ..."

6. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1889)
"A less common tree is the beefwood ... the leaves are a quarter of an inch broad by a foot long; the wood resembles beef in aspect, hence its name—beefwood. ..."

7. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"Known also as " beefwood." Height 20—30 ft. ; diam. 1 ft. SG 799. W 50—39. ... Used for boats'- knees, etc. Honeysuckle, Silvery. See beefwood. ..."

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