Definition of karri in English:

karri

Pronunciation /ˈkerē/ /ˈkɛri/

nounkarris

  • A tall Australian eucalyptus with hard red wood.

    Eucalyptus diversicolor, family Myrtaceae

    ‘Just before the town of Pemberton, you'll see signs for Warren National Park and the Bicentennial Tree, one of the tallest karris in the area.’
    • ‘Busselton had become a thriving port for shipments of jarrah, karri and tuart timber from the local forests.’
    • ‘When I arrived back, still giddy from time spent in the presence of the karris, I found a rain-soaked letter under the door.’
    • ‘The king of karris in Pemberton is the Gloucester tree in the Gloucester National Park.’
    • ‘It's an ambitious project that's reconnecting the bush from the karri forests in the South West corner across to the semi-arid woodlands around Kalgoorlie.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Nyungar.