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waratah (ˌwɒrəˈtɑː Pronunciation for waratah ; ˈwɒrətɑː Pronunciation for waratah



  1. (Australian) a proteaceous shrub, Telopea speciosissima, the floral emblem of New South Wales, having dark green leaves and large clusters of crimson flowers

Word Origin

from a native Australian language

Example Sentences Including 'waratah'

New South Wales floral emblem the waratah is now flowering in Mt Lofty Botanic Garden's Fern Gully.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)


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