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silky oak

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silky oak

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(Plants) any of several trees of the Australian genus Grevillea, esp G. robusta, having divided leaves, smooth glossy wood, and showy clusters of orange, red, or white flowers: cultivated in the tropics as shade trees: family Proteaceae
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Noun1.silky oak - medium to tall fast-growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky-hairy beneath; eastern Australia
genus Grevillea - large genus of Australian shrubs and trees having usually showy orange or red flowers
silk oak - any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering
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The price includes three allinclusive nights on Lizard Island, three nights at Silky Oaks Lodge in Daintree National Park and three nights at Port Douglas' Peninsula Boutique Hotel.
After 'slumming it' in the outback we headed back into the rainforest for a luxury night's stay at Voyages Silky Oaks Lodge at the foot of the Mossman River Gorge, popular with honeymooning couples.