nardoo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nardoo Australian clover fern
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nardoo (Bot) An Australian name for Marsilea Drummondii, a four-leaved cryptogamous plant, sometimes used for food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nardoo An Australian plant, Marsilea Drummondii (M. macropus of Hooker). Its spores or spore-cases are pounded by the natives, and made into gruel and porridge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nardoo när-dōō′ an Australian cryptogamic plant whose spore-cases are eaten by the natives.
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Usage

In literature:

Discovery of Nardoo as a Substitute for Food.
"Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia" by William John Wills
For some time we were employed gathering nardoo, and laying up a supply.
"A Source Book Of Australian History" by Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
Some friendly blacks, whom they amused by lighting fires with matches, gave them some fish and a kind of bread called nardoo.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
After supplying him with fish and nardoo cake, they brought him a couple of rats baked in their skins.
"Australian Heroes and Adventurers" by William Pyke
The country abounded with a plant called nardoo, the seeds of which, when pounded and baked into a cake, were eaten by the natives.
"The Australian Explorers" by George Grimm
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In poetry:

Hurrah for the Roma railway! Hurrah for Cobb and Co.,
And oh! for a good fat horse or two to carry me Westward Ho —
To carry me Westward Ho! my boys, that's where the cattle stray
On the far Barcoo, where they eat nardoo, a thousand miles away.
"A Thousand Miles Away" by Anonymous Oceania