Definition of Needlebush
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 Needlebush
Literary usage of Needlebush
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Euahlayi Tribe: A Study of Aboriginal Life in Australia by K. Langloh Parker (1905)
"... or needlebush tree, and rub it on the babies' skulls and foreheads. If the babies cry too much their mothers say evil spirits are in them, ..."
2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society of Australasia South Australian Branch (1886)
"The wood of the needlebush is porous and spongy, similar to that of the honeysuckle tree. The Needle- bush is one of the very best of our " water trees," ..."