- any of certain cloverlike ferns of the genus Marsilea, which grow in swampy areas
- the spores of such a plant, used as food in Australia
C19: from a native Australian language
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Examples from the Web for nardoo
Afterwards a supply of nardoo was given him; at which he ate until he could eat no more.The Red True Story Book
King searched about and found a few small patches of nardoo.
For a meal, they boiled some of the nardoo seeds, and then made for the main creek.
Even if we could get fish, I doubt whether we could do much on that and nardoo alone.
We gathered some nardoo and boiled the seeds, as we were unable to pound them.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia
William John Wills