from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large genus of Proteaceæ, trees or shrubs of Australia and Tasmania, very variable in habit and foliage.
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- noun Any of many Australian
shrubsand treesof the genus Grevillea
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- noun any shrub or tree of the genus Grevillea
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The timber is poor and stunted, chiefly bloodwood and 'grevillea'; and the grass is coarse and wiry.
They initially thought they'd only lost a grevillea tree and had some garden mess from the eucalyptus up the road that had been blown over, but they've since found out the retaining wall they share with a neighbour has shifted an inch with the wind and waterlogged earth!
Melbourne Sojourn: Brisbane Kirsty 2008
Among the flowers that were strewed about the island was a superb shrubby grevillea, with scarlet flowers.
Further back the country is open and grassy, upon which a stunted eucalyptus is common; here Mr. Cunningham found two species of grevillea, and the sago palm (Cycas media) which also grows near the mouth of the river, above which the
Beyond the tennis-court, in the farther recesses of the garden, a hammock swung between two grevillea trees, whose orange flowers made a gay canopy overhead; and in the hammock Norah swayed gently, and knitted, and pondered.
Mates at Billabong 1911
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At 18 miles they struck an ana-branch having some fine lagoons in it, and half-a-mile further on a river 100 yards wide, waterless, and the channels filled up with melaleuca and grevillea; this, though not answering to Leichhardt's description, they supposed to be an ana-branch of the Lynd; its course was north-west.
The country traversed, consisted of scrubby flats, and low sandy ridges, timbered with bloodwood, messmate, mimosa, melaleuca, grevillea, and two or three species of the sterculia or curriijong, then in full blossom.
The timber comprised nonda, grevillea, banksia, tea-tree, mahogany, and many other tropical trees not known.
The timber generally was white box, applegum, bloodwood, and grevillea, and at 11 miles (from camp) the bauhinia, and Bidwill's acacia commenced, and continued to the 42nd Camp.