from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Australian root-parasitic tree or shrub (Santalum acuminatum) bearing shiny red drupes with edible flesh used for jam or as a dessert.
- n. An Australian tree (Elaeocarpus angustifolius) having dark glossy green leaves, greenish-white flowers, and globular, shiny, bright blue drupes.
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- n. The fruit of a sandalwood tree.
- n. The fruit of Elaeocarpus angustifolius, unrelated to sandalwood, called blue quandong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The edible drupaceous fruit of an Australian tree (Fusanus acuminatus) of the Sandalwood family; -- called also quandang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as quandang. See also Fusanus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Australian tree with edible flesh and edible nutlike seed
- n. the fruit of the Brisbane quandong tree
- n. Australian tree having hard white timber and glossy green leaves with white flowers followed by one-seeded glossy blue fruit
- n. red Australian fruit; used for dessert or in jam
Enough to accept that I might never make it to Australia’s outback to sample bush fruits like the red quandong, which is considered a gourmet treat, or the blue quandong, which looks like an ostrich egg painted metallic blue with a glitter gun, or even the silver quandong, which is so far ahead of its time that fruities will only be eating them in the distant future.
The regent bowerbird is enjoying his morning shower 50 metres up in the top of the quandong, meticulously grooming each gleaming feather.
“Bedyewrie” (XIMENIA AMERICANA) has a sweetish flavour, with a speedy after-taste of bitter almonds, and generally refreshing and thirst-allaying qualities; the shiny blue quandong
Struck with bewilderment, the honey-eaters became dumb, the dismayed doves forgot to coo, the scrub-fowl ceased their chuckling, and three cockatoos flew from the blue-fruited quandong-tree shrieking abominable sarcasms.
The quandong (Santalum acuminatum) is widely distributed across Australia's arid inland.
The quandong is reported to be highly resistant to drought, high temperatures, and salinity.
Preliminary assessment of an orchard of quandong seedling trees.
The nutritional potential of the quandong (Santalum acuminatum) kernel.
We passed several quandong trees in full fruit, of which we ate a great quantity; they were the most palatable, and sweetest I have ever eaten.
During the day we saw some native poplars, quandong, or native peach, capparis, or native orange, and a few scented sandal-wood-trees; nearly all of these different kinds of trees were very stunted in their growth.