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geebung

(ˈdʒiːbʌŋ)
n
1. (Plants) any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Persoonia of Australia having an edible but tasteless fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of these trees
3. (in the 19th century) an uncultivated Australian from the country districts
[from a native Australian language]
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Noun1.geebung - any of numerous shrubs and small trees having hard narrow leaves and long-lasting yellow or white flowers followed by small edible but insipid fruitsgeebung - any of numerous shrubs and small trees having hard narrow leaves and long-lasting yellow or white flowers followed by small edible but insipid fruits
genus Persoonia, Persoonia - Australian undershrubs to small trees: geebungs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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I must have the gift of prophecy because, before we went up, I wrote a jingle called "The Geebung Polo Club", a jingle which has outlasted much better work.
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