Definition of cunjevoi in English:

cunjevoi

Line breaks: cun¦je|voi
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌndʒɪvɔɪ
 
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noun

  • 1A tall Australian plant of the arum family, with edible corms.
    • Alocasia macrorrhiza, family Araceae
    More example sentences
    • When the Latins were here they named it Pyura stolonifera, but indigenous and other native-born Australians and others call it cunjevoi, or just plain cunji.
    • Amazingly, a lot of fishermen don't seem to realize cunjevoi grows on estuary racks and is very easy to collect.
    • It supports many plant species including the rainforest trees, ground ferns, tree ferns, zamias, cunjevois, cordylines or palm-lilies, native bananas, palms, climbing plants and epiphytes.
  • 2An Australian sea squirt used as fishing bait.
    • Pyura praeputialis, class Ascidiacea
    More example sentences
    • Bulcock Beach lifesaver Kate Stow said she suspected the creature was a cunjevoi but could not be sure, so they had to take proper precautions.
    • Cranky cunjevois are just part of an incredible array of uniquely Australian marine life that might benefit from the new housing.
    • It is used by fishermen as bait, and loggerhead turtles are often seen eating cunjevoi.

Origin

late 19th century (in sense 1): of Aboriginal (probably Queensland) origin. sense 2 dates from the early 20th century.

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