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A eucalyptus tree native to western Australia, yielding durable timber.
- ‘The old Western standards of cedar and redwood have been joined by imported lumbers: jarrah (a member of the eucalyptus family) from western Australia, ipe from South America, and mahogany from Central America.’
- ‘All the timber used, including the matchstick screens of the garage and the double-height oriel above, is recycled jarrah - a tough Australian hardwood - some of it sourced from an old wharf from the port of Fremantle in Western Australia.’
- ‘Busselton had become a thriving port for shipments of jarrah, karri and tuart timber from the local forests.’
- ‘The jarrah tree has rough grayish brown bark with vertical grooves, which sheds in long strips.’
- ‘The wood from a jarrah tree has a fine, variable grain with occasional natural features.’
Mid 19th century: from Nyungar djarryl, jerrhyl.
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