blackbutt

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From black +‎ butt.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blackbutt (plural blackbutts)

  1. (chiefly Australia) Any of several Australian eucalyptus trees with a dark fibrous bark, especially Eucalyptus pilularis, having dark fibrous bark.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 175:
      I cut new timber with my saw and inhaled the sweet sour smell of blackbutt.
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