Definition of desert oak in English:

desert oak


  • An Australian casuarina tree, which typically grows in arid regions.

    Casuarina decaisneana, family Casuarinaceae

    • ‘Wood such as mulga, ironwood, redgum and desert oak is used.’
    • ‘The impression is of flying above the prototype of all dot paintings - a canvas of red sand ridges and ochre salt pans patterned with the green crowns of desert oaks and the spirit trails of gullies.’
    • ‘It also promotes an appreciation of the spinifex and desert oak landscape that surrounds Uluru.’
    • ‘For example, in the Finke bio-region it can be found growing under desert oaks.’
    • ‘They now include a U-shaped area with a dozen covered pits, a well-stocked canteen and washrooms in the middle, and surrounded by great camping spots in a picturesque stand of desert oaks.’