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.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From ring + wood.
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.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Whitehall Evening-post. From Ringwood, the name of a town in Hampshire, southern England.