Definitions

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  • n. Any of the former genus Dryandra of Australian shrubs, now considered a series withing Banksia.

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • “The dryandra trees by the eaves of the covered passage are growing all right,” she remarked.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • “The place here is full of dryandra and banana trees, and if one could possibly hit upon some name bearing upon the dryandra and banana, it would be preferable.”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • On this bright beauteous day, I bask in the dryandra shade, with a cup in my hand.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • The clepsydra had already accomplished three turns, and yet I roamed by the railing under the dryandra trees.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • But when dryandra leaves begin to drop, they then part and divide,

    Hung Lou Meng

  • "The place here is full of dryandra and banana trees, and if one could possibly hit upon some name bearing upon the dryandra and banana, it would be preferable."

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • But Shih Shu then got ready four lots of paper and pens, share and share alike, and one and all quietly set to work, racking their brains to perform their task, with the exception of Tai-yü, who either kept on rubbing the dryandra flowers, or looking at the autumnal weather, or bandying jokes as well with the servant-girls; while Ying Ch'un ordered

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • "The dryandra trees by the eaves of the covered passage are growing all right," she remarked.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • It only lights on the dryandra cordifolia, of which tree also many marvellous stories are related.

    The Shih King From the Sacred Books of the East Volume 3

  • But Shih Shu then got ready four lots of paper and pens, share and share alike, and one and all quietly set to work, racking their brains to perform their task, with the exception of Tai-yü, who either kept on rubbing the dryandra flowers, or looking at the autumnal weather, or bandying jokes as well with the servant-girls; while Ying Ch’un ordered a waiting-maid to light a

    Hung Lou Meng

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