Definition of Erythrina vespertilio
1. Noun. Prickly Australian coral tree having soft spongy wood.
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Literary usage of Erythrina vespertilio
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1. Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874 by Ernest Giles (1875)
"Rawlinson's Range, between Mount Olga and Barrow's Range. (/. vil/osa is also known from MacDonnell's Range.) Erythrina vespertilio, Benth. in Mitch. Trop. ..."
2. Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, William Austin Horn (1896)
"They are made of two different kinds of wood—one is that of Stuart's Bean Tree (Erythrina vespertilio), a very soft wood; the other that of some kind of ..."
3. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"The first four leaves of Erythrina vespertilio are transversely rhomboid ; the fifth has small rhomboid leaflets. Many of the above species have small ..."
4. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1899)
"... 2, Necklace worn by women made of seeds of Erythrina vespertilio ; 3, Tuft of owl feathers worn by men on the head ; 4, 5, ..."
5. Among Cannibals: An Account of Four Years' Travels in Australia and of Camp by Carl Lumholtz (1889)
"As a rule, they produce fire with two pieces of light wood from eight to fifteen inches long, either cork-tree (Erythrina vespertilio) or black fig. ..."
6. The Northern Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1904)
"The former is made out of mulga and the latter out of the bean-tree (Erythrina vespertilio). In the Arunta, for example, two men will sit down opposite to ..."
7. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Bats-wing-coral,;/. the Australian wood Erythrina vespertilio, Bentham, NO Leguminosa:. 1889. JH Maiden, 'Useful Native Plants,' p. ..."