- an evergreen tree, Araucaria bidwilli, of Australia, having stiff, sharp, glossy needles in distinct rows, grown as an ornamental in warm regions.
Origin of bunya-bunya
1835–45; < Wiradjuri bunya
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Examples from the Web for bunya-bunya
One of the most remarkable trees they met with was the bunya-bunya, a species of pine.The Young Berringtons
That part of the country where these trees most abound is called the Bunya-Bunya country.
Another species, A. Bidwillii, or the bunya-bunya, afforded food in its nut-like seeds to the aborigines.
Among the Turribul there was individual property in bunya-bunya trees; these too devolved from father to son34.Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia
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