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A macadamia nut:‘the place had a rambling garden of ancient blackbeans and bopple nuts’
- ‘The grape in the title becomes an image of an evening in Tuscany; the bopple-nut, or macadamia, brings together childhood and a piece of economic history.’
- ‘In its native Queensland the "bopple nut" crop was somewhat neglected.’
- ‘The nuts are also known as Queensland nut and bopple nut.’
- ‘Known to Aborigines as the “bopple nut,” macadamia nut kernels contain up to 80 per cent oil.’
- ‘They plan to boost tourism to the town famed for its Bopple nuts.’
Early 20th century: an alteration of Bauple, the name of an Australian mountain in an area with a rainforest microclimate in which the macadamia thrives.
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