any tree of the genus Casuarina, of Australia and the East Indies, having jointed leafless branchlets: family Casuarinaceae See also beefwood, she-oak
Historical Examples

I noticed to-day for the first time upon this expedition some of the desert oak trees (casuarina Decaisneana).
Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Ernest Giles

Their clubs are made of casuarina, and are powerful weapons.
The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders Ernest Scott

Flooded-gum overhung the inner banks of the river, or grew upon the many islands, with casuarina.
Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete Charles Sturt

The wood consists principally of the eucalyptus and casuarina.
A Voyage to Terra Australis Matthew Flinders

Among the other trees on the island I noticed a casuarina and a Ficus.
Cruise of the ‘Alert’ R. W. Coppinger

The banksia, the casuarina, and the hardy xanthorrhoea reminded us of former toils on the opposite side of these ranges.
Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2) Thomas Mitchell

I looked into the casuarina thickets which occasionally fringed its bank, in search of water; but found none.
Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia Ludwig Leichhardt

Hester stood a silent statuesque figure, watching her husband as he disappeared along the avenue of casuarina trees.
A Bottle in the Smoke Milne Rae

Here they were able to land and erect a tent, hidden from the sea by a grove of casuarina bushes.
Ned Garth W. H. G. Kingston

It is a species of casuarina, of the same family but distinct from the beautiful desert oak.
Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Ernest Giles


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