jar·​rah | \ ˈjer-ə How to pronounce jarrah (audio) , ˈja-rə \

Definition of jarrah

: a tall eucalyptus (Eucalyptus marginata) of western Australia with rough bark, alternate leaves, and durable hard wood also : its wood

Examples of jarrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This guest bathroom boasts more of the beautiful granite and an Australian jarrah wood shower floor. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Bay-front living at Harbor Bay’s edge," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of jarrah

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jarrah

Nyungar (Australian aboriginal language of southwest Western Australia) jarrilʸ

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The first known use of jarrah was circa 1866

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“Jarrah.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarrah. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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