Definition of Needle-wood
1. Noun. Large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia.
Group relationships: Genus Hakea, Hakea
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needle-wood
Literary usage of Needle-wood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Italian Valleys of the Pennine Alps: A Tour Through All the Romantic and by Samuel William King (1858)
"Near the chalets of Riga, as Zumstein observed, the larch, the last " needle-wood," * disappeared; the rhododendron and juniper reaching a higher elevation. ..."
2. The Culture of Forests: With an Appendix, in which the State of the Royal by Andrew Emmerich (1789)
"Of Needle Wood or A HERE are three ... of Needle Wood or Firs : die Norway Fir, the Scotch Fir, and the Silver Fir. ..."
3. Stories of the mountain and the forest by Mary Anna Paull (1882)
""Wharncliffe," said Fletcher, gravely, "did you ever before know the difference between needle-wood, leaf-wood, and knee-timber ? ..."
4. England and Russia: Comprising the Voyages of John Tradescant the Elder, Sir by Iosif Khristianovich Hamel (1854)
"... (Needle- wood, ie trees with needle-like foliage, firs, pines, &c.) must have been Pinus sylvestris, Picea (abies) obovata or vulgaris, Larix sibirica, ..."
5. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt, Elise C. Otté (1856)
"Among the vegetable forms inclosed in amber are male and female blossoms of our native needle-wood trees and Cupu- ..."
6. The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and Other Parts of Europe by Ferdinand Keller (1878)
"They consist chiefly of trunks of the aspen, poplar, and elm, and but very rarely of fir, or what is called ' needle-wood.' They had been brought to a blunt ..."