Definition of jarrah in English:



  • A eucalyptus tree native to western Australia, yielding durable timber.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The jarrah tree has rough grayish brown bark with vertical grooves, which sheds in long strips.’
    • ‘Busselton had become a thriving port for shipments of jarrah, karri and tuart timber from the local forests.’
    • ‘The wood from a jarrah tree has a fine, variable grain with occasional natural features.’


Mid 19th century: from Nyungar djarryl, jerrhyl.