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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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But once I've walked out upon the blue-black ground, among the recuperating isopogons, the ruined casuarinas, their insistent risen children beside them; once I've come among the lurid green geebungs and the grasstrees, thrusting their huge spears at the sky--I find the pink flannel flower at my feet.
They were long and wiry natives from the rugged mountain side, And the horse was never saddled that the Geebungs couldn't ride; But their style of playing polo was irregular and rash--They had mighty little science, but a mighty lot of dash: And they played on mountain ponies that were muscular and strong, Though their coats were quite unpolished, and their manes and tails were long.
Since that time the Institute has sponsored other research projects relating to Wreck Bay, including the publication of two books--Lee Chittick and Terry Fox's Travelling with Percy, and Geebungs and Snakewhistles by Kath Renwick and the Wreck Bay community--with further oral history recordings and photographic collections continuing to be deposited in the Archives.