from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various Australian evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Casuarina, having jointed stems, scalelike whorled leaves, and small fruits grouped in woody conelike structures.
- n. The wood of any of these plants, often used in construction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the Australian trees having timber resembling raw beef
- n. The timber of those trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The timber of some species of Australian trees belonging to the genus Casuarina (which see).
- n. In the West Indies, a name given to Pisonia obtusata, with soft coarse-grained wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several heavy hard reddish chiefly tropical woods of the families Casuarinaceae and Proteaceae; some used for cabinetwork
- n. any of several Australian trees of the genus Casuarina yielding heavy hard red wood used in cabinetwork
- n. tree or tall shrub with shiny leaves and umbels of fragrant creamy-white flowers; yields hard heavy reddish wood
- n. a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber
- n. tree yielding hard heavy reddish wood
beef + wood (Wiktionary)