noun (plural lilly-pillies)
An Australian evergreen tree of the myrtle family, with edible pink, purple, or white berries.
- Acmena smithii, family Myrtaceae.
- 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.
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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