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  • n. Plural form of casuarina.


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  • The Frankia that inhabits root nodules of actinorrhizal plants, such as casuarinas and alders, was first isolated and cultured from alders only in 1978.

    3. The Plants

  • Set out on a table-top were two of the adobe nests of mason wasps attached to the dried carcass of a lizard, the wings of a pardelote and a frogmouth, something like a nightjar, and a row of the cone-like seeds of casuarinas, which Wolseley had been drawing repeatedly for months.


  • Derek Walcott's lyricism is on full show, from the piercing insights of "Elsewhere" to the sense of wonder and craftsmanship to be found in "The Bounty"--"Never get used to this; the feathery swaying casuarinas,/the morning silent light on shafts of bright grass".

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  • Much of the forest has already been replaced by fire-resistant casuarinas or eucalypts and extensive deciduous scrub.

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • Subsequent reforestation using a scale-resistant strain has returned the cedar to roughly ten percent of its former abundance, though these efforts have been hampered by the introduction of fast-growing casuarinas and other exotics into much of the cedar habitat.

    Bermuda subtropical conifer forests

  • We took our chairs out under the casuarinas beside the football pitch.

    Matric Blues

  • Families picnic on mengkuang mats under the casuarinas, opening packages of brown paper.

    Another Christmas In Batu Ferringhi

  • They consisted principally of casuarinas and eucalypti, some of which next year would yield a sweet manna, similar to the manna of the

    The Mysterious Island

  • As to the birds, they swarmed among the scanty branches of the eucalypti and casuarinas, which did not hinder the display of their wings.

    The Mysterious Island

  • It was lovely in the white moonlight with the curving shadows of palms on the dewy grass, the grace of the drooping casuarinas, the shining water, and the long drift of surf.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither


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