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nardoo

noun
  1. any of certain cloverlike ferns of the genus Marsilea, which grow in swampy areas
  2. the spores of such a plant, used as food in Australia
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Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language
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Historical Examples

  • Afterwards a supply of nardoo was given him; at which he ate until he could eat no more.

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  • 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.