[ kwon-dong ]
/ ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ /


an Australian tree, Fusanus acuminatus, bearing a fruit with an edible, nutlike seed.
the fruit, or the seed or nut.
Also quan·dang, quantong.

Origin of quandong

First recorded in 1830–40, quandong is from the Wiradjuri word guwandhāŋ
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British Dictionary definitions for quandong


quandang quantong (ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ)

/ (ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ) /


Also called: native peach
  1. a small Australian santalaceous tree, Eucarya acuminata (or Fusanus acuminatus)
  2. the edible fruit or nut of this tree, used in preserves
silver quandong
  1. an Australian tree, Elaeocarpus grandis : family Elaeocarpaceae
  2. the pale easily worked timber of this tree
Australian informal a person who takes advantage of other people's generosity

Word Origin for quandong

from a native Australian language
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