waratah

NOUN
  1. straggling shrub with narrow leaves and conspicuous red flowers in dense globular racemes
  2. tall shrub of eastern Australia having oblanceolate to obovate leaves and red flowers in compact racemes
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How To Use waratah In A Sentence

  • And leaving the Waratahs set in motion the chain of events that took him to Ireland.
  • Karwarra holds the OPCA collections of boronias and waratahs.
  • There, in the vines at the foot of the waratah shrub, he died of his wounds.
  • Since 1985 they have been replacing exotics with native species, although they have retained a waratah planted in the late sixties, as well as callunas and ericas.
  • _We_ gen'ally hide ahind the waratahs or the bamboos, or up a tree's a good place," said Muffie, much interested. In the Mist of the Mountains
  • The spectrum of Australian flowers is amazing; some like waratahs large and obvious, others like thryptomene small but charming; seen close up, many are exquisite.
  • No doubt the Waratahs will be inspired by a 45,000 capacity crowd at the Sydney Football Stadium - tickets were hoovered up when they went on sale last week.
  • Flowers were widely used in design, particularly from the 1880s, when motifs based on the waratah, wattle, bottlebrush, and eucalyptus were popular.
  • The native waratah that was grown around Sydney, the Dharawal people, which is my people, actually used that as a substitute for mother's milk.
  • The Bangalow palm, the waratah, the fire-wheel flower, the banksia and the Sturt desert pea are all accurately captured in the painting.
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