Definition of blackboy in English:

blackboy

Line breaks: black|boy
Pronunciation: /ˈblakbɔɪ
 
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noun

  • An Australian tree or erect shrub with long, stiff grass-like leaves. Flowering in some species is stimulated by fire. Also called grass tree.
    • Genus Xanthorrhoea, family Xanthorrhoeaceae: several species, including a tree (X. preissii) with a thick dark trunk and a palm-like crown of leaves, and a shrub (X. australis) with a short buried trunk and leaves on the surface of the ground
    More example sentences
    • But then the impression is spiked by a ‘blackboy’ at the roadside, a stout trunk sprouting grass, and by the ragged-barked trees that just don't behave as they do at home.
    • Well just here you've got the grass tree, or as some people used to call them, blackboys.

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