from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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



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