One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The woody seed case of a eucalyptus tree.‘pressing the gumnuts and pine cones into clay kept the kids busy for quite some time’
- ‘We had noticed that the gumnuts have an interesting star-shaped pattern in their centre.’
- ‘They learn about the environment by using gumnuts in craft.’
- ‘We find ourselves taming small shrubs of wildflowers, billy buttons, gumnuts and orchids and arranging them poking out of a foam brick.’
- ‘Pressing the gumnuts and pinecones into clay kept the kids busy for quite some time.’
- ‘You might replace the natural hessian and wooden beads with dyed hessian trimmed with gumnuts or shells.’
- ‘This pattern pack contains all the information you need to paint your own beautiful bunch of Eucalyptus gumnuts and blossoms on any surface.’
- ‘She said the footpaths around her house were useless because the gum trees' roots had lifted them and gumnuts made them slippery.’
- ‘Her boy had got a gumnut caught in his bellybutton.’
- ‘The ground was covered with decayed gumnuts.’
- ‘The rustic Australian look combines grassy golds, eucalyptus greens, gumnut browns and kangaroo greys.’
Mid 19th century: from gum + nut.
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