Main meanings of ringwood in English

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ringwood1

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋwʊd/

noun

rare
  • A rare Australian rainforest tree, Syzygium anisatum (family Myrtaceae), also grown elsewhere as an ornamental or commercially for its aniseed-scented evergreen foliage, especially as a source of essential oils.

    Formerly called Backhousia anisata.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From ring + wood.

Main meanings of Ringwood in English

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Ringwood2

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋwʊd/

noun

historical
  • In full "Ringwood ale (or beer)": a type of strong ale originally brewed at Ringwood in Hampshire.

    Distinct from beer made at the modern Ringwood Brewery founded in 1978.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Whitehall Evening-post. From Ringwood, the name of a town in Hampshire, southern England.