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waratah

/ (ˌwɒrəˈtɑː, ˈwɒrətɑː) /

noun

Australian a proteaceous shrub, Telopea speciosissima, the floral emblem of New South Wales, having dark green leaves and large clusters of crimson flowers

Nearby words

war-horse, war-weary, war., waragi, warangal, waratah, warb, warbeck, warbeck, perkin, warble, warble fly

Word Origin for waratah

from a native Australian language
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Examples from the Web for waratah

  • The waratah is of a brilliant red colour, growing single and stately on a high stalk.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Australia|Frank Fox