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An Australian shrub or small tree which bears creamy-yellow flowers and small green fruit.
- ‘Visitors from Sydney will notice the flannel flowers - many of the peas, boronias, mint-bushes, geebungs and tea trees, however, belong to inland species.’
- ‘Changes in soil conditions in this area have produced an equally varied understorey of shrubs, with ferns, wattles, banksias, hakeas and geebungs, and a number of native grasses.’
- ‘The general park area was extensively hunted for wallabies, snakes, birds, honey, turtles and their eggs, fresh water mussels, ripe water-lily bulbs, geebungs and the fruit of the ‘noocui’ or pig's face plant.’
- ‘So has anyone munched any other types of geebungs and could share their tasting notes?’
- ‘In the thick, unfelled bush above the horse-and-cattle yards were native hop, ‘sarsaparilla,’ the bottle-brush flower of the wild honey suckle, together with geebungs, wild cherry, eucalyptus, wattle, kurrajong, and pine.’
Early 19th century: from Dharuk.
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