[ kwon-dong ]
/ ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ /
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an Australian tree, Fusanus acuminatus, bearing a fruit with an edible, nutlike seed.
the fruit, or the seed or nut.
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Also quandang, quantong.
Origin of quandong
First recorded in 1830–40, quandong is from the Wiradjuri word guwandhāŋ
Words nearby quandong
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How to use quandong in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for quandong
quandang quantong (ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ)
/ (ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ) /
Also called: native peach
- a small Australian santalaceous tree, Eucarya acuminata (or Fusanus acuminatus)
- the edible fruit or nut of this tree, used in preserves
- an Australian tree, Elaeocarpus grandis : family Elaeocarpaceae
- 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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