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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 tore strips off paper bark trees as blankets." His basic bushtucker diet included leafy rocket-type weeds, seeds known by Aboriginals as "geebung" and native lillypilly berries, a kind of bitter berry from which a nutritious jam is made.
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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.
But it was revealed Tomlinson was playing for his club, Geebung, in a tournament in Windsor watched by England selectors.
Even the Tuscan China tea set celebrating the Geebung Polo Club was carried out unsold at pounds 380.
PETER BLATCH, Principal of Geebung Special School Education, Queensland, Australia.