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quandong

[ kwon-dong ]

noun

  1. an Australian tree, Fusanus acuminatus, bearing a fruit with an edible, nutlike seed.
  2. the fruit, or the seed or nut.


quandong

/ ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ; ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of quandong1

First recorded in 1830–40, quandong is from the Wiradjuri word guwandhāŋ
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Word History and Origins

Origin of quandong1

from a native Australian language
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Example Sentences

On the road we saw several quandong trees, and got some of the ripe fruit.

We let them rest in the shade of some quandong trees, which grew in great numbers round about here.

The quandong fruit here was splendid—we dried a quantity in the sun.

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