One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large Australian eucalyptus which yields very hard, greasy timber.
Eucalyptus microcorys, family Myrtaceae
- ‘We followed a rather overgrown track through a gracious stand of tallow-woods and through some lush bush - a bit further than Alex and Marion have ever been themselves, so it was an explorative walk for them too.’
- ‘Among the timber trees are 300 Tasmanian blackwoods and 200 tallow-woods.’
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