n.1.a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree (Nuytsia floribunda) of West Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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