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[mass noun] Food from plants and animals native to the Australian outback.‘this week we learn about bush food and desert living’Also called bush tucker[count noun] ‘there has also been a renewed interest in bush foods’
- ‘For the first time Bundjalung men will teach hunting and bush food knowledge.’
- ‘They can show tourists, or they can go out themselves and collect the bush food.’
- ‘The menus may have to change until rain brings relief to the orchardists specialising in bush foods.’
- ‘The impact is a loss of bush foods as well as less water for stock.’
- ‘I'm interested to have a look at the indigenous gardens and the bush foods.’
- ‘Let's have a look at some of the bush foods.’
- ‘The development of bush foods is such a growth area.’
- ‘These so-called bush foods were once found only in outback towns like Alice Springs, where tourists might try a bit of native tucker.’
- ‘Bush food is enormously successful on the export market, with London supermarkets stocking entire shelves with everything from wattle seed to native limes.’
- ‘A second bush foods project, awaiting board approval at the end of August, has a clear commercial focus.’
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