from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of apetalous shrubs of the order Proteaceæ, type of the tribe Persoonieæ, characterized by the four distinct scales upon the stalked ovary, and the two pendulous ovules.
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- n. Australian undershrubs to small trees: geebungs
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Many new, and otherwise interesting subjects of the indigenous botany were discovered on the hills: among which were a species of persoonia, not previously observed, some xanthorrhaeae or grass trees, and two or three coast plants.