quandong

quandong

[kwon-dong]
noun
1.
an Australian tree, Fusanus acuminatus, bearing a fruit with an edible, nutlike seed.
2.
the fruit, or the seed or nut.
Also, quandang, quantong.


Origin:
1830–40; < Wiradjuri guwandhāŋ

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quandong, quandang or quantong (ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ, ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ)
 
n
1.  Also called: native peach
 a.  a small Australian santalaceous tree, Eucarya acuminata (or Fusanus acuminatus)
 b.  the edible fruit or nut of this tree, used in preserves
2.  silver quandong
 a.  an Australian tree, Elaeocarpus grandis: family Elaeocarpaceae
 b.  the pale easily worked timber of this tree
3.  informal (Austral) a person who takes advantage of other people's generosity
 
[from a native Australian language]
 
quandang, quandang or quantong
 
n
 
[from a native Australian language]
 
quantong, quandang or quantong
 
n
 
[from a native Australian language]

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