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

Origin of quandong

First recorded in 1830–40, quandong is from the Wiradjuri word guwandhāŋ
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Historical Examples of quandong

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

    Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration

    Ernest Giles

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

British Dictionary definitions for quandong


quandang quantong (ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ)

  1. 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
  2. silver quandong
    1. an Australian tree, Elaeocarpus grandis : family Elaeocarpaceae
    2. the pale easily worked timber of this tree
  3. Australian informal a person who takes advantage of other people's generosity
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Word Origin for quandong

from a native Australian language
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