Share this entry

bauera Line breaks: bau¦era
Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊərə/

Definition of bauera in English:


A small evergreen shrub with pink or purple flowers, native to temperate regions of Australia.
  • Genus Bauera, family Cunoniaceae
Example sentences
  • We had one last taste of bauera as we crossed a gully to the adjacent ridge which saw us safely down.
  • Bush rocks, melaleucas, sweet flowered baueras and silvery westringias had always enchanted the designer.
  • She records battling ‘through bauera and cutting grass, and down very steeply through more bad regrowth, fallen logs and boulders - a thoroughly horrible section’.


Modern Latin, named after the brothers Franz (1758–1840) and Ferdinand (1760–1826) Bauer, Austrian botanical draughtsmen.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
arrogantly superior and disdainful