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- n. A bunya pine.
- n. A banyan, a member of a specific Hindu caste.
- n. A bunya spider.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, especially in Bengal, a grain-dealer.
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In two very restricted areas bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii) are canopy dominants.
It is, too, very remarkable that the bunya tree, according to the natives, is nowhere to be met with but in these parts; it is, however, there is no doubt, a species of the araucaria genus, well known in South
Fine nuts range in character from the rich, sugary, oily and highly nitrogenous nut of the Mexican piñon to the more starchy _bunya bunya_ of Australia, as large as a small potato and not much better than a potato, unless it is roasted or boiled.
We were going through the bunya-bunya country not far from our station, when out of the Bush there came a black gin with two half-caste girls, she ran up and stopped the buggy and implored my mother's protection for her girls because the
'That's the bunya-bunya, and the nuts are splendid roasted in the ashes
He got up abruptly, jerking his long legs, and went to the further end of the veranda, where he stood with set features and brows like a red bar, below which staring eyes were fixed vacantly upon the avenue of bunya trees in the long walk of the Botanical Gardens across the river.
Our blacks weren't regular cannibals, but in the bunya season they'd all collect in the scrubs and feed on the nuts and nothing else for months.
'It was the bunya season again, and the girls' old tribe, under their
One of the most remarkable trees they met with was the bunya-bunya, a species of pine.
Lying some 20km from the coast, the town is built on a tidal bend of the Mary River along the migration path used by the Budjilla people between the Great Sandy Island (Fraser) and the bunya plantations which provided a rich addition to their diet every three years.