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pincushion, noun

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See quotation 1977.
In full pincushion protea: any of several indigenous shrubs of the genus Leucospermum of the Proteaceae, especially Leucospermum conocarpodendron (the ‘tree pincushion’), and L. cordifolium. See also kreupelboom sense a, protea sense 1 a.
1957 L.G. Green Beyond City Lights 214Caledon has the rarest and choicest wildflowers;..the coral-red pincushion protea.
1991 [see kreupelhout].
any of several indigenous shrubs of the genus Leucospermum of the Proteaceae, especially Leucospermum conocarpodendron (the ‘tree pincushion’), and L. cordifolium. See also kreupelbooma, protea1 a.

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