from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several trees of the family Proteaceae, especially Grevillea robusta of Australia, having showy clusters of orange flowers and wood used as timber and in cabinetmaking.

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  • noun any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering


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