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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The erect woody evergreen shrub Kunzea ericifolia, endemic to Western Australia.
  • n. The shrub Acacia doratoxylon.
  • n. The flowering vine Pandorea doratoxylon.
  • n. The eucalypt Eucalyptus doratoxylon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An Australian tree (Acacia Doratoxylon), and its tough wood, used by the natives for spears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of two Australian trees, Eucalyptus Doratoxylon in the southwest, and Acacia Doratoxylon in the interior, or the wood of the same, sought by the natives for spear-shafts.

Etymologies

From spear +‎ wood; named for the use made of the wood by Australian Aborigines to make spear shafts. (Wiktionary)

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