She-oak meaning

shē'ōk'
(Australia slang, now rare) Beer.
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Any of various Australian trees in the genera Casuarina or Allocasuarina.
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The wood of one of these trees.
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(Australia) Any of various trees and shrubs of the family Casuarinaceae growing in Australasia and parts of Asia.
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Origin of she-oak

  • From she (probably originally applied in a disparaging sense, because its wood resembles true oak when finished but was sometimes considered more difficult to work)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From she + oak.
    From Wiktionary