from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of Australian shrubs, natural order Proteaceæ, with hard, dry, evergreen, generally serrated leaves, and compact cylindrical clusters of yellow flowers. A few species are occasionally cultivated in greenhouses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of shrubs growing in Australia, having beautiful, hard, dry, evergreen leaves.


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  • Other genera are wholly restricted to the southwestern region, including Dryandra and Synaphea.

    Swan Coastal Plain scrub and woodlands

  • My son Johnston pointed out a most beautiful new Dryandra, which he had discovered on the top of a hill near the Mouran-pool; I have named the species

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country

  • Dryandra floribunda, from its numerous blossoms, which almost hide the leaves; it grows twelve or fifteen feet high, and in such abundance, that the side of the hill on which it grows actually appears of a golden colour for several miles.

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country

  • On the top of a hill to the north of the swamp I succeeded in finding two very distinct species of Dryandra, new to me.

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country


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