alunqua

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alunqua (plural alunquas)

  1. A twining plant, Marsdenia australis, native to Australia.
  2. The fruit of the alunqua; bush cucumber, bush banana.
    • 1937: Michael Terry, Sand and Sun: Two Gold-hunting Expeditions with Camels in the Dry Lands of Central Australia
      Another common bush delicacy was the alunqua, some call it the bush cucumber.

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