any of several chiefly Australian trees of the genus Casuarina, having feathery branches that lack true foliage leaves.
the hard, reddish wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture.
Historical Examples

We could, by their tracks, see where they had herded together in fear under a beefwood tree not one hundred yards from us.
Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie

any of various trees that produce very hard wood, esp the Australian tree Casuarina equisetifolia, widely planted in warm regions See casuarina
the wood of any of these trees


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