Definition of native daphne in English:

native daphne

noun

  • 1Australian a small Australian tree, Myoporum montanum (family Myoporaceae), valued for its timber.

  • 2Australian the tree Pittosporum undulatum (family Pittosporaceae), native to Australia and grown in gardens there for its fragrant flowers.

  • 3NZ either of two small New Zealand shrubs, Pimelea longifolia and P. prostrata (family Thymelaeaceae), with fragrant flowers.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Maiden (1859–1925).