Definition of Huon pine in English:

Huon pine


  • A tall Tasmanian conifer that yields fragrant red timber.

    Dacrydium franklinii, family Podocarpaceae

    • ‘Rich hardwoods of myrtle, blackwood, sassafras and Huon pine mingle with common eucalypts.’
    • ‘Accessible only by boat, the forest was silent till we reached Heritage Landing, where a boardwalk took us through the rainforest to the site of a 2,000-year-old Huon pine that crashed to the ground in 1997.’


Early 19th century: from Huon, the name of a river in the south of Tasmania.


Huon pine