lilly-pilly definition

  • noun:
    • An Australian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia smithii) with smooth ovate leaves and panicles of small white blossoms.
    • An Australian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia Smithii), having smooth ovate leaves, and panicles of tiny white flowers. The lumber is difficult and fine-grained.
    • A tree associated with the myrtle family members, Eugenia Smithii (Acmena floribunda), present Australian Continent. It's a slender but occasionally tall tree, with terminal panicles of numerous white flowers, and a very hard and heavy lumber. Also known as Australian myrtle.

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