Definition of burrawang in English:

burrawang

Syllabification: bur·ra·wang
Pronunciation: /ˈbərəˌwaNG
 
/
(also burrawong)

noun

  • 1An Australian cycad with palmlike leaves and a sunken underground trunk.
    • Macrozamia spiralis, family Zamiaceae
    More example sentences
    • Spotted gums with a canopy of burrawangs form the main plant community in the park.
    • Up the slope of the mountain the scrub is less, and massed burrawangs hang out their fronds as if to repel the wanderer.
    • In the foreground are burrawangs and beautiful native wattle in flower.
  • 1.1The poisonous nut of the burrawang, which loses its toxicity after prolonged soaking and becomes edible.
    More example sentences
    • The original terrain was full of eucalypt, figs, geebungs, yams and burrawang nuts.
    • Burrawang is a nut that is present only in the coastal fringes.

Origin

early 19th century: from Dharuk.

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