Definition of Needlebush

1. Noun. Shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australia.

Exact synonyms: Hakea Lissosperma, Needle Bush, Needle-bush
Group relationships: Genus Hakea, Hakea
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needlebush

needle furze
needle gun
needle in a haystack
needle lace
needle palm
needle point tracing
needle rush
needle sharing
needle spike rush
needle time
needle valve
needle valves
needle wood
needlebook
needlebooks
needlebush (current term)
needlecase
needlecases
needlecord
needlecraft
needlecrafter
needlecrafters
needlecrafts
needled
needlefish
needlefishes
needleful
needlelace
needleless
needlelike

Literary usage of Needlebush

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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," ..."

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