Definition of quandong in English:


Line breaks: quan|dong
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɒndɒŋ
, ˈkwan-/


Either of two Australian trees:
  • A small tree of the sandalwood family, which has round red fruit with an edible pulp and kernel (Eucarya acuminata, family Santalaceae). (also blue quandong) A large tree of the subtropical rainforest, which has blue berries (Elaeocarpus grandis, family Elaeocarpaceae).
More example sentences
  • Says Jurgen: ‘Three plants in Central Australia, with an index of seven, are already under pressure because of camels: the quandong, the bean tree and the curly pod wattle.’
  • The cassowary evolved amid the Wet Tropics, thriving on figs, quandongs, and other distinctive fruits.
  • Colorful quandongs have a wide variety of edible uses.


mid 19th century: from Wiradhuri.

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