she-oak


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she-oak

(shē′ōk′)
n.
1. Any of various Australian trees in the genera Casuarina or Allocasuarina.
2. The wood of one of these trees.

[From she (probably originally applied in a disparaging sense, because its wood resembles true oak when finished but was sometimes considered more difficult to work).]

she-oak

n
(Plants) any of various Australian trees of the genus Casuarina. See casuarina
[C18 she (in the sense: inferior) + oak]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.she-oak - any of several Australian trees of the genus Casuarina
genus Casuarina - genus of trees and shrubs widely naturalized in southern United States and West Indies; coextensive with the family Casuarinaceae and order Casuarinales
casuarina - any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Casuarina having jointed stems and whorls of scalelike leaves; some yield heavy hardwood
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Dendrobium boosii was first found on the central Visayan island of Leyte, in 2011, growing on the trunks and underside of branches on she-oak (Casuarina sp.) trees at elevations of about 600 metres.
The Alpine She-oak Skink Cyclodomorphus praealtus (Shea 1995) is confined to high altitude plateaux on the south-eastern Australian mainland in two Australian states (Victoria and New South Wales) (Koumoundouros et al.
2A-9, 14-21 (Ulmus x 'Accolade') Beefwood, or she-oak 20-35 ft./20-35 ft.
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The habitat in which the snake was captured is described as an ecotone between dry heathland dominated by Heath Banksia Banksia ericifolia, Scrub She-oak Allocasuarina distyla, Broadleaved Drumsticks Isopogon anemonifolius and Dagger Hakea Hakea teretifolia, and dry forest dominated by Turpentine Syncarpia glomulifera.
River red gums and she-oaks have declined to extremely low numbers on the Murrumbidgee River upstream of Wagga Wagga.