One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tropical hardwood tree with close-grained red timber.
Species in several families, in particular Casuarina equisetifolia (family Casuarinaceae), of Australia and SE Asia
- ‘Sally wattle, ironwood and beefwood dominate the very sparse canopy.’
- ‘White beefwood grows in the drier more exposed areas and is often found in regrowth.’
- ‘The fine-leafed beefwood or forest wax tree, Grevillea coriacea (family Proteaceae), is a characteristic tree of the open woodland and grassland of central Cape York Peninsula.’
- ‘Australian Pine, also known as ironwood or beefwood, is an exotic, evergreen species native to southern Asia and Australia.’
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