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- n. An Australian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia smithii) with smooth ovate leaves and panicles of small white flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Australian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia Smithii), having smooth ovate leaves, and panicles of small white flowers. The wood is hard and fine-grained.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree of the myrtle family, Eugenia Smithii (Acmena floribunda), found in Australia. It is a slender but sometimes tall tree, with terminal panicles of abundant white flowers, and a very hard and heavy wood. Also called Australian myrtle.
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When I was wandering around my garden one evening I noticed a European honeybee hanging strangely from a lilly-pilly flower.
The mouthparts of flies like these are unlikely to allow them to drink nectar directly from the lilly-pilly flowers, but they can still take advantage of this impromptu sugary meal.