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 for beefwood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Porkwood \Pork"wood`\, n. (Bot.)
     The coarse-grained brownish yellow wood of a small tree
     ({Pisonia obtusata) of Florida and the West Indies. Also
     called pigeon wood, beefwood, and corkwood.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beefwood \Beef"wood`\, 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.
     [1913 Webster]

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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beefwood
      n 1: a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red
           timber [syn: balata, balata tree, beefwood, bully
           tree, Manilkara bidentata]
      2: any of several heavy hard reddish chiefly tropical woods of
         the families Casuarinaceae and Proteaceae; some used for
         cabinetwork
      3: any of several Australian trees of the genus Casuarina
         yielding heavy hard red wood used in cabinetwork
      4: tree or tall shrub with shiny leaves and umbels of fragrant
         creamy-white flowers; yields hard heavy reddish wood [syn:
         scrub beefwood, beefwood, Stenocarpus salignus]
      5: tree yielding hard heavy reddish wood [syn: beefwood,
         Grevillea striata]

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