from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The native name of Plagianthus sidoides, a malvaceous shrub or tree of Australia and Tasmania. Its strong fibrous bark is used to make cordage.

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  • noun widely distributed tree of eastern Australia yielding a tough durable fiber and soft light attractively grained wood; foliage is an important emergency food for cattle


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  • Amongst these I observed broad-leaved ironbark and broad-leaved box, bloodwood, currajong, and bottle-trees.

    Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria In search of Burke and Wills

  • The fern, currajong, and the flax flourish here in abundance, and the peppermint plant (which they had not seen in any other part of the country) seems to surpass, both in odour and taste the species that is generally produced in our gardens.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • In general, the spaces between the lagoons and the river are thickly wooded (the trees consisting principally of the blue gum of a large growth), and are overgrown with vines of various descriptions, and the fern, the peppermint, flax plant, and currajong.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • We saw a few currajong-trees during our day's stage, and where we camped there were a number of well-grown eucalyptus-trees with yellow bark.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • We saw two or three dozen grass-trees to-day, also some quandong and currajong trees, and camped again in scrubs where there was only a few leguminous bushes for the camels to eat.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • a few currajong-trees of the order of Sterculias, some grass-trees, quandong, or native peach, Fusanus, a kind of sandal-wood, and the red gum or blood-wood-trees; the latter always grows upon ground as high as it can get, and therefore ornaments the tops of the sandhills, while all the first-named trees frequent the lower ground between them.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,


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