needlebush definition

  • noun:
    • A shrub (Hakea lissosperma) of east Australia, with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers.
    • A name of two Australian trees: Hakea leucoptera, having smooth, terete leaves, from 1 to 3 markets long, with fine directly rigid points: called in addition pin-bush and water-tree, The wallaby acacia, Acacia rigens, having linear, terete, rigid phyllodia, from 2 to 3 inches long, armed. with a short, usually recurved point. See water-tree, 2, and wallaby acacia, under wallaby.
    • shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white plants; east Australia
    • shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white plants; east Australia
    • shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australian Continent

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