Dictionary.com

quandong

[ kwon-dong ]
/ ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ /
Save This Word!

noun

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
Also quandang, quantong.

Origin of quandong

First recorded in 1830–40, quandong is from the Wiradjuri word guwandhāŋ
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for quandong

British Dictionary definitions for quandong

quandong

quandang quantong (ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ)

/ (ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now