from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A succulent plant of the family Portulacaceæ, Baitaria Balonensis (Calandrinia Balonensis of Lindley); also, especially, its small black seeds, and a paste made from them, which is a staple article of food among the Arunta and other tribes of Central Australia. The spore-cases of Marsilea Drummondii are much used in a similar way in the districts to the south and east. See nardoo.
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