Definition of Needle-bush
1. Noun. Shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australia.
Group relationships: Genus Hakea, Hakea
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needle-bush
Literary usage of Needle-bush
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Trilogy of Shennan: Hagre and the Barbarian Wars by Richard Allen Saare (2007)
"Rock spires and thick needle bush created a narrow point at the top of the pass. It is so narrow that a single wagon blocks the access to both sides. ..."
2. The Indian Forester (1885)
"... Belah,' 'Emu Bush,' 'Hop Bush,' 'Needle Bush,' 'Sifting Bush,' 'Currant Bush,' ' Cotton Bush,' and ' Native Cherry '; less frequent, or less known, ..."
3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Pin-bush, «. iq needle-bush (qv). Pinch-out, v. to thin out and disappear (of gold-bearing). This use is given in the ' Standard,' but without quotations ..."
4. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"Known also as " Beefwood," " Water- tree," and " needle-bush." Height 15—25 ft. ; diam. 4—6 in. SG 818. Heavy, coarse-grained, soft, taking a good polish. ..."
5. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1902)
"... and "needle-bush." Height 15—25 ft.; diam. 4—6 in. SG 818. Heavy, coarse-grained, soft, taking a good polish. Used for tobacco-pipes, cigarette-holders ..."