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- n. Parinari nonda, a shrub or small tree of northern Australia and New Guinea, with edible plum-like fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The edible plumlike fruit of the Australian tree, Parinarium Nonda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rosaceous tree, Parinarium Nonda, of northeastern Australia, which yields an edible mealy plum-like fruit.
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I considered from its appearance it was the fruit which Leichhardt called the nonda, which we always afterwards called it; we all ate plentifully of it.
A thick vine scrub was then passed, when the party emerged on to some open ridges of red sandy soil, timbered with bloodwood, stringy-bark, and nonda.
The green tree ant was very numerous, particularly in the nonda trees, where they form their nests.
They again met with the nonda of Leichhardt, and ate of its ripe fruit, which is best when found dry under the trees.
The timber comprised nonda, grevillea, banksia, tea-tree, mahogany, and many other tropical trees not known.
Nothing but the same waste of tea-tree and spinifex could be seen on either side, the bank of the main creek alone producing bloodwood, stringy-bark, acacia, and nonda.
This was done by stretching a hide over a frame of wood, but not without some trouble, as it was found that the only wood light enough for the purpose, was dead nonda, and this being scarce, had to be searched for.
Whilst waiting for and expecting their arrival every hour, the different members of the party amused themselves as best they might by fishing, opossum, sugar-bag hunting, and nonda gathering.
Belle Creek is rocky and tolerably well watered, and remarkable for the number of nonda trees on it.
No large trees occurred, save now and then a vagrant nonda.