nardoo


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nardoo

(ˈnɑːduː)
n
1. (Plants) any of certain cloverlike ferns of the genus Marsilea, which grow in swampy areas
2. (Cookery) the spores of such a plant, used as food in Australia
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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Noun1.nardoo - Australian clover fernnardoo - Australian clover fern    
clover fern, pepperwort - any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets
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Giant marsupials that bounded across the landscape; limes shaped like fingers; flour nardoo made from a fern.
At 9.30 we were in a fine basin to the south-west of Mount Gnarr, where, in a shallow catchment, we found water, with Cane-grass and Nardoo. Here were signs of improved water storage--old but unmistakable traces--and we felt we were on the eve of further discovery.
Nardoo, lily, acacia and cycad seeds were collected and ground into flour (Isaacs 2002).
The best educational simulations, such as Exploring the Nardoo (http://learningteam.org/htmls/nardoo.html), which I understand will be updated and re-released soon, are constructed in a way that promotes collaboration in an experientially volatile space where every investigation relates to every other one.
There are also examples of IMM materials such as Investigating Lake Iluka (Harper, Hedberg, & Whelan, 1998) and Exploring the Nardoo (Hedberg et al., 1998) being successfully incorporated into teaching sequences using PBL principles.
Thiaminases are thought to be responsible for the death of Australian explorers Burke and Wills, who lived on inappropriately prepared indigenous food (nardoo fern) after their rations were depleted (6).