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A tall Australian tree that yields silky-textured timber similar to oak.
Several species in the family Proteaceae, in particular Cardwellia sublimis and the frequently cultivated Grevillea robusta
- ‘Notable natives assuming statuesque proportions in northern NSW include brush box, flindersia, native tamarind, red cedar, silky oak and turpentine.’
- ‘I kicked a silky oak in the front yard and broke my big toe.’
- ‘Bright reds and yellows are offset by calm beech and silky oak panels; the big volume is bathed in light from clerestories.’
- ‘He was planing a piece of silky oak.’
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