needlewood
needlewood ee"dle*wood` n. A large bushy shrub ({Hakea leucoptera}) of central and eastern Australia, with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers.

Syn: needle wood, {Hakea leucoptera}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • needlewood — /ˈnidlwʊd / (say needlwood) noun any species of Hakea with cylindrical, pungent, pointed leaves, especially H. leucoptera, a small tree of inland dry sandy ridges. Also, needlebush …   Australian English dictionary

  • needlewood — noun large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia • Syn: ↑needle wood, ↑needle wood, ↑Hakea leucoptera • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hakea leucoptera — needlewood ee dle*wood n. A large bushy shrub ({Hakea leucoptera}) of central and eastern Australia, with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers. Syn: needle wood, {Hakea leucoptera}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hakea leucoptera — needlewood ee dle*wood n. A large bushy shrub ({Hakea leucoptera}) of central and eastern Australia, with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers. Syn: needle wood, {Hakea leucoptera}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • needlebush — /ˈnidlbʊʃ/ (say needlboosh) noun → needlewood …   Australian English dictionary

  • genus Hakea — noun Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers • Syn: ↑Hakea • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Proteaceae, ↑family Proteaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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