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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beefwood 
  n  1:  a  hard-wooded  tropical  tree  yielding  balata  gum  and  heavy 
  red  timber  [syn:  {balata},  {balata  tree},  {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},  {Stenocarpus  salignus}] 
  5:  tree  yielding  hard  heavy  reddish  wood  [syn:  {Grevillea 
  striata}] 




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