An Australian shrub or small tree (Santalum acuminatum) that is hemiparasitic on the roots of other plants and bears edible red fruit.
An Australian tree (Elaeocarpus angustifolius) having glossy leaves, greenish-white flowers, and shiny bright blue fruit.
This fruit or stone.
A small Australian tree (Eucarya acuminata) of the sandalwood family, whose edible fruit has a single stone containing an edible kernel.
The bitter quandong, Santalum murrayanum, or its fruit. [from 19th c.]
The blue quandong, Elaeocarpus angustifolius, or its fruit. [from 20th c.]
(Australia slang, now rare) A confidence trickster. [from 20th c.]
Origin of quandong
- Wiradhuri (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) guwandhaaŋ
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Wiradhuri guwandhang.