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blackboy

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Pronunciation: /ˈblakbɔɪ
 
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Definition of blackboy in English:

noun

An Australian tree or erect shrub with long, stiff grass-like leaves. Flowering in some species is stimulated by fire. Also called grass tree.
Example sentences
  • But then the impression is spiked by a ‘blackboy’ at the roadside, a stout trunk sprouting grass, and by the ragged-barked trees that just don't behave as they do at home.
  • Well just here you've got the grass tree, or as some people used to call them, blackboys.

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