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Any of a number of trees that yield timber with an unpleasant odour, in particular:
- ‘Besides the olive grove, there's a row of leopard trees, and large, creative pots of indigenous plants - buddleias and clivias, and 40 white stinkwood trees have been planted around the outside of the complex.’
- ‘Nowadays, more indigenous trees - stinkwoods, cottons and wild olives - are being planted, and the balance of exotics and indigenous is more or less equal.’
- ‘He plants one of the white stinkwood trees on Hans Strijdom Drive in Randburg’
- ‘The white stinkwood trees are in bud at the moment, and the wild sage shrub is about to burst into bloom - you'll know them from their heady scent.’
- ‘Two of my favourite indigenous trees for bonsai are the white stinkwood and the red stemmed corkwood or paperbark.’
- ‘It has quite big leaves that look a little bit like those of the white stinkwood.’
- ‘A white stinkwood tree was planted in Ivory Park, near Midrand, on Friday 17 October as a symbol of prosperity in the global fight against poverty.’
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