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quan·dong

also quan·dang  (kwŏn′dŏng′)
n.
1. An Australian shrub or small tree (Santalum acuminatum) that is hemiparasitic on the roots of other plants and bears edible red fruit.
2. An Australian tree (Elaeocarpus angustifolius) having glossy leaves, greenish-white flowers, and shiny bright blue fruit.

[Wiradhuri (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) guwandhaaŋ.]

quandong

(ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ) or

quandang

;

quantong

(ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ)
n
1. (Plants) a small Australian santalaceous tree, Eucarya acuminata (or Fusanus acuminatus)
2. (Cookery) the edible fruit or nut of this tree, used in preserves
3. (Plants) an Australian tree, Elaeocarpus grandis: family Elaeocarpaceae
4. (Forestry) the pale easily worked timber of this tree
5. informal Austral a person who takes advantage of other people's generosity
[from a native Australian language]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quandong - Australian tree with edible flesh and edible nutlike seedquandong - Australian tree with edible flesh and edible nutlike seed
native peach, quantong, quandang, quandong - red Australian fruit; used for dessert or in jam
quandong nut - edible nutlike seed of the quandong fruit
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.quandong - the fruit of the Brisbane quandong tree
Brisbane quandong, Elaeocarpus grandis, silver quandong tree, blue fig, quandong tree, quandong - Australian tree having hard white timber and glossy green leaves with white flowers followed by one-seeded glossy blue fruit
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
3.quandong - Australian tree having hard white timber and glossy green leaves with white flowers followed by one-seeded glossy blue fruit
Elaeocarpus, genus Elaeocarpus - type genus of the family Elaeocarpaceae
silver quandong - pale easily worked timber from the quandong tree
blue fig, quandong - the fruit of the Brisbane quandong tree
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
4.quandong - red Australian fruit; used for dessert or in jam
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Eucarya acuminata, Fusanus acuminatus, quandang, quandong, quandong tree - Australian tree with edible flesh and edible nutlike seed
References in periodicals archive ?
They'll happily eat boat noodle soup with beef blood stirred through it or stinking tofu: but not witchetty grubs or quandongs or akudjura (bush tomatoes).
On ascending a small sandy rise of the better sort we looked down into a depression, and were astonished to see a lake of fair size surrounded by low sand-hills, and bright pink in colour, rendered more conspicuous by the green of the pines, quandongs, sandalwood, cabbage, and the rest of the group previously mentioned, and which almost surround the lake.
When the readers of the Bush Tucker chapter are told, for example, that "few non-Indigenous Australians know their quandongs from their warrigal greens