Definition of coachwood in English:



  • A slender tree of the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea, with close-grained timber that has a characteristic caramel scent and is used for cabinetmaking and veneers.

    Ceratopetalum apetalum, family Cunoniaceae

    ‘At the bottom of the gorge was a dense rainforest of coachwood, sassafras, lilly pilly, possumwood and tree ferns.’
    • ‘Walking tracks through the Cathedral take you under an amazing canopy of ferns, sassafras and coachwoods.’
    • ‘Initially, it twists and turns along the Coombadjha Creek, through the coachwoods, crabapples and corkwoods of the warm temperate rainforest.’
    • ‘The path gently rises, coming to three Ceratopetalum apetalum, coachwoods, the wood suitable for shaping coach wheels and tennis racquets in the past.’
    • ‘It is suggested that mycorrhizal interconnections between plants may be involved in significant movement of organic carbon to and from coachwood seedlings.’
    • ‘Tracks descending into the deeper sheltered gullies lead into stunning coastal rainforest with a dense canopy and its typical plant communities of bangalow cabbage tree palms, coachwoods, ferns, mosses and lianas.’



/ˈkōCHˌwo͝od/ /ˈkoʊtʃˌwʊd/