Share this entry
boronia Line breaks: bo¦ro|nia
Pronunciation: /bəˈrəʊnɪə/

Definition of boronia in English:


A sweet-scented Australian shrub which is cultivated for its perfume and for the cut-flower trade.
  • Genus Boronia, family Rutaceae
Example sentences
  • There are the perfumes too: scent of eucalypt leaves, fragrance of a boronia; and textures to feel: papery bark of melaleucas, furrows in ironbark trunks.
  • I have answered to my own satisfaction questions that intrigued me then, now I have seen the Australian spring, I have smelt the boronia, watched snakes and lizards, listened to the locusts.
  • In-principle agreement has been reached to exempt species like mock orange and boronia, and the ban now applies to 10 members of the Rutaceae family, and all citrus.


Modern Latin, named after Francesco Borone (1769–94), Italian botanist.

Definition of boronia in:
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.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources