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A eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus marginata) of Australia, valued commercially for its hard red-brown wood.

[Nyungar (Pama-Nyungan language of southwest Australia) jarily.]
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(Plants) a widely planted Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus marginata, that yields a valuable timber
[from a native Australian language]
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(ˈdʒær ə)

1. a hardwood tree, Eucalyptus marginata, of W Australia.
2. the wood of this tree.
[1865–70; < Nyungar (Australian Aboriginal language of SW Western Australia) jaril]
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We set the men at work felling trees, selecting for the purpose jarrah, a hard, weather-resisting timber which grew in profusion near by.
That night they camped upon a rocky plateau which was sparsely wooded with jarrah, and here once again they were visited by the weird, nocturnal apparition that had already filled them with a nameless terror.
Beneath a jarrah tree on the stony plateau on the northern edge of the Sto-lu country in the land that Time forgot, he lies in a lonely grave marked by a rough headstone.