waratah

World English Dictionary
waratah (ˌwɒrəˈtɑː, ˈwɒrətɑː)
 
n
(Austral) a proteaceous shrub, Telopea speciosissima, the floral emblem of New South Wales, having dark green leaves and large clusters of crimson flowers
 
[from a native Australian language]

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waratah

noun
1. straggling shrub with narrow leaves and conspicuous red flowers in dense globular racemes 
2. tall shrub of eastern Australia having oblanceolate to obovate leaves and red flowers in compact racemes 
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