from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Brazilian tree, Dicypellium (Persea) caryophyllatum, scented throughout like the carnation, whence the name; also, an unspecified Australian cabinet-wood.
  • n. In Tasmania, a tree of the family Eucryphiaceæ, Eucryphia Billardieri, one of the most beautiful trees in Tasmania, growing from 70 to 100 feet high, with a very straight trunk, 6 to 7 feet in circumference. It bears numerous white flowers, from 1 to 2 inches across, which resemble single white roses, and yields a wood of a pale reddish color.
  • n. In Australia, the wallaby-bush, Beycria viscosa.


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