lilly-pilly

lilly-pilly

(ˈlɪlɪˌpɪlɪ)
n
(Plants) Austral a tall myrtaceous tree, Acmena smithii, having dark green leaves, spikes of feathery flowers, and white to purplish edible berries
[C19: of uncertain origin]
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Shaded by a rock retaining wall and next door's lilly-pilly, this section of Paul's lawn proclaimed its sedition from the tyranny of smooth sward that dominated his garden.
There are a million gumnuts on this goddam tree, I've pulled the caps off hundreds and I can't find the bloody things: dear little Chucklepot and Gurglepie and Silly Lilly-Pilly and Piddlepot and Puddlepie and Plip and Plop .