World English Dictionary
waratah (ˌwɒrəˈtɑː, ˈwɒrətɑː)
(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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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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