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lilly-pilly

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪlɪˌpɪli
 
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Definition of lilly-pilly in English:

noun (plural lilly-pillies)

An Australian evergreen tree of the myrtle family, with edible pink, purple, or white berries.
  • Acmena smithii, family Myrtaceae
Example sentences
  • Species that also consume native rain - forest fruits, such as lilly-pillies and figs, have wider, more muscular tongues to help pulp the fruit.
  • The lilly pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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