jo-jo

/ˈdʒoʊ-dʒoʊ / (say 'joh-joh)

noun South Coast Qld, Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Wollongong and South-Western WA
1. a low-growing plant, Soliva sessilis (formerly S. pterosperma), originally native to South America and introduced to Australia in the early 20th century; a common lawn weed it flowers in spring and produces small, flat, brown, seeds with sharp spines which stick painfully into bare feet.
2. one of the seeds of this plant.
Compare Eastern Mainland and South-Western WA bindi-eye (def. 1); Newcastle Region joey2.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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