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geebung

Syllabification: gee·bung
Pronunciation: /ˈjēbəNG
 
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Definition of geebung in English:

noun

An Australian shrub or small tree that bears creamy-yellow flowers and small green fruit.
  • Genus Persoonia, family Proteaceae
Example sentences
  • So has anyone munched any other types of geebungs and could share their tasting notes?
  • Changes in soil conditions in this area have produced an equally varied understorey of shrubs, with ferns, wattles, banksias, hakeas and geebungs, and a number of native grasses.
  • Visitors from Sydney will notice the flannel flowers - many of the peas, boronias, mint-bushes, geebungs and tea trees, however, belong to inland species.

Origin

early 19th century: from Dharuk.

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