bunya bunya tree

bunya bunya tree
noun
Australian conifer bearing two-inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law
Hypernyms: ↑araucaria
Part Meronyms: ↑bunya bunya

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  • bunya bunya — noun 1. Australian conifer bearing two inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law • Syn: ↑bunya bunya tree, ↑Araucaria bidwillii • Hypernyms: ↑araucaria 2. nut tasting like… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bunya-bunya — [bun′yə bun′yə] n. [< native name] an Australian coniferous tree (Araucaria bidwillii) of the araucaria family, with thick, flat, lanceolate needles and large, edible seeds …   English World dictionary

  • bunya — /ˈbʌnjə / (say bunyuh) noun a tall, dome shaped coniferous tree of Australia, Araucaria bidwillii, bearing edible seeds. Also, bunya bunya, bunya bunya pine. {Australian Aboriginal; Yagara bunya bunya, bunya} …  

  • bunya pine — ▪ plant also called  Bunya Bunya Pine        (species Araucaria bidwillii), large evergreen conifer of the family Araucariaceae, native to Australia but used in the sapling stage as a houseplant in many areas. The tree is native to humid areas in …   Universalium

  • bunya pine — noun A tree, , native to south east Queensland in Australia. Syn: bunya, bunya bunya …   Wiktionary

  • bunya-bunya — /bun yeuh bun yeuh/, n. an evergreen tree, Araucaria bidwilli, of Australia, having stiff, sharp, glossy needles in distinct rows, grown as an ornamental in warm regions. [1835 45; < Wiradjuri bunya] * * * …   Universalium

  • bunya — [ bʌnjə] (also bunya bunya bʌnjəˌbʌnjə) noun a tall Australian tree related to the monkey puzzle, bearing large cones containing edible seeds. [Araucaria bidwillii.] Origin C19: from Wiradhuri (an Aborig. lang.) …   English new terms dictionary

  • bunya — n. (also bunya bunya) Austral. a tall coniferous tree, Araucaria bidwillii, bearing large nutritious cones. Etymology: Aboriginal …   Useful english dictionary

  • bunya-bunya — /bun yeuh bun yeuh/, n. an evergreen tree, Araucaria bidwilli, of Australia, having stiff, sharp, glossy needles in distinct rows, grown as an ornamental in warm regions. [1835 45; < Wiradjuri bunya] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bunya — n. Australian coniferous tree; nut that tastes like roasted chestnuts …   English contemporary dictionary

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