kangaroo apple

/kæŋgəˈru æpəl/ (say kangguh'rooh apuhl)

noun
either of two shrubs, Solanum aviculare and S. laciniatum, which have berries which are edible when completely ripe, but contain the toxic alkaloid solanine when immature.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kangaroo apple — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kangaroo-apple — kangarooˈ apple noun 1. The edible fruit of a species of Solanum 2. The plant that yields it • • • Main Entry: ↑kangaroo …   Useful english dictionary

  • kangaroo apple — noun Australian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg shaped fruit • Syn: ↑poroporo, ↑Solanum aviculare • Hypernyms: ↑nightshade * * * noun 1. : an edible yellow egg shaped fruit of Australia and New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kangaroo-apple — paukštinė kiauliauogė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Solanum aviculare), paplitęs Naujojoje Gvinėjoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Solanum aviculare angl. kangaroo apple šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • kangaroo-apple — karpytalapė kiauliauogė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Solanum laciniatum), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Solanum laciniatum angl. kangaroo apple; poroporo šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • kangaroo apple — noun The fruit of Solanum aviculare or Solanum vescum; the plants bearing such fruit …   Wiktionary

  • kangaroo — kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and a large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo grass — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo hare — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo mouse — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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