Definition of Acacia melanoxylon

1. Noun. Tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber.

Exact synonyms: Lightwood
Group relationships: Genus Acacia
Generic synonyms: Blackwood, Blackwood Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Acacia Melanoxylon

Abyssinian banana
Abyssinian cat
Acacia auriculiformis
Acacia cambegei
Acacia catechu
Acacia dealbata
Acacia farnesiana
Acacia melanoxylon (current term)
Acacia pycnantha
Acacia xanthophloea
Academy Award
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Acadia National Park

Literary usage of Acacia melanoxylon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Flowers, Fruits and Leaves by John Lubbock (1894)
"Acacia melanoxylon. CHAPTER VI. HITHERTO I have dealt with plants in which one main consideration appears to be the securing as much light and air as ..."

2. A Manual of the Nílagiri District in the Madras Presidency by Henry Bidewell Grigg (1880)
"About 7 acres planted with 9000 Acacia melanoxylon and dealbata; ... About 9 acres planted with 7000 Acacia melanoxylon, a few Eucalyptus globulus; ..."

3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"It is chiefly applied to Acacia melanoxylon, R.Br., NO Legumi- nosce. See quotations, 1843 and 1889. 1843. I. Backhouse, ' Narrative of a. ..."

4. Official Guide to the Museums of Economic Botany by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1893)
"On the floor in front are two blocks, one of BLACKWOOD (Acacia melanoxylon) and the other of WHITE GUM, probably from Eucalyptus viminalis, Lab., ..."

5. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"... the Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon), and the Cypress Pine ... and Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon). ..."

6. The Indian Forester; a Quarterly Magazine of Forestry (1876)
"The reason for this preference, the author informs us, is, that while the bark of Acacia melanoxylon is rough and much cracked and consequently offers a ..."

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