firewheel tree


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Related to firewheel tree: Stenocarpus sinuatus
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Noun1.firewheel tree - eastern Australian tree widely cultivated as a shade tree and for its glossy leaves and circular clusters of showy red to orange-scarlet flowers
genus Stenocarpus, Stenocarpus - small genus of timber trees; Australia to Malaysia
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Sinclair wrote four volumes of verse--Songs for a Summer and Other Poems (1952), Strangers or Beasts (1954), A Time to Embrace (1963), and The Firewheel Tree (1973)--but he is best known for A History of New Zealand (1959; revised and enlarged 1980) and The Origins of the Maori Wars (1957; 2nd edition, 1961).