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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Casuarina \Cas`u*a*ri"na\, n. [NL., supposed to be named from
the resemblance of the twigs to the feathers of the
cassowary, of the genus Casuarius.] (Bot.)
A genus of leafless trees or shrubs, with drooping branchlets
of a rushlike appearance, mostly natives of Australia. Some
of them are large, producing hard and heavy timber of
excellent quality, called beefwood from its color.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Casuarina
having jointed stems and whorls of scalelike leaves; some
yield heavy hardwood
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