- any of a large variety of evergreen trees and shrubs that comprise the genus Grevillea, native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Caledonia: family Proteaceae
named after C. F. Greville (1749–1809), a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society
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A single specimen also exists of Grevillea (or Hakea) lorea, prodr.Expedition into Central Australia
A new species of Grevillea, and also of Calythrix, were found in blossom.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia
A fine new species of Daviesia, very like a Grevillea and forming a most singular bush, grew here.
Several species of Grevillea, particularly a remarkable kind with leaves like those of a European holly, but downy.
We got some water by digging in a small Grevillea (beef-wood-tree), water-channel, about three miles this side of it.