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British Dictionary definitions for waratah

waratah

noun
  1. Australian a proteaceous shrub, Telopea speciosissima, the floral emblem of New South Wales, having dark green leaves and large clusters of crimson flowers

Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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Examples from the Web for waratah

Historical Examples

  • The waratah is of a brilliant red colour, growing single and stately on a high stalk.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Australia

    Frank Fox


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