Hakea


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hakea

(ˈhɑːkɪə; ˈheɪkɪə)
n
(Plants) any shrub or tree of the Australian genus Hakea, having a hard woody fruit and often yielding a useful wood: family Proteaceae
[C19: New Latin, named after C. L. von Hake (died 1818), German botanist]
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Noun1.Hakea - Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
cushion flower, Hakea laurina, pincushion hakea - tall straggling shrub with large globose crimson-yellow flowers; western Australia
Hakea leucoptera, needle wood, needlewood, needle-wood - large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia
Hakea lissosperma, needle bush, needlebush, needle-bush - shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australia
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