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bopple

macadamia nut, which was found on Mt Bauple near Maryborough: Crack a bopple nut.Compare Queensland nut. Also, bauple nut.

Contributor's comments:If "bopple" is a regionalism, I think it might be confined to an area within QLD rather than all of it, as I never heard it growing up in Brisbane.

Contributor's comments:I lived in Gympie and Mt Isa until I was nearly 10. I first heard 'bopple' when I came to live in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. I have never heard it called that by anyone my age, but only by my parents' generation.

Contributor's comments:During my childhood the bopple nut was more likely to be referred to as a Queensland nut (say 80/20).

Contributor's comments:When I was in that part of the country it seemed as though Bopple was not known south of Gympie or north of Maryborough. But I love the word and have been telling anyone who'll listen down here in Melbourne that they're actually eating Bopple nuts and not Macadamias!

Contributor's comments:I think the term comes from the northern parts of Qld. It's not common in SEQ.

Contributor's comments:I grew up in Mackay in Central/North QLD and have never heard of a bopple nut as a term for Macadamia nuts. My mother and others of her generation referred to them as Queensland nuts.

Contributor's comments:We called them "Queensland nuts" where I grew up in Rockhampton.

Contributor's comments:As a lad growing up in Maryborough in the 40's to 60's we always spelled the word 'bauple' as Bauple Mountain near Maryborough was where the trees occurred naturally. 'Bopple' could only be the spelling of someone either not from the Maryborough district or of a very poor speller. Please - 'bopple' will have every person who has ever tasted these beautiful BAUPLE nuts up in arms. Check with the genuine locals.

Contributor's comments:I don't know anyone in SEQld who uses "bopple". The usual regionalism for macadamia is "Queensland Nut".

Contributor's comments:I grew up as a kid in Maryborough (Queensland). My grandfather had a "bauple-nut" tree in his backyard. We said "bopple" but I learned to spell it bauple presumably after the town of that name; though I never really knew why that was the case. When it was time for me to become even less regional, I heard they were called Queensland nuts as well as macadamias.

Contributor's comments:In northern NSW this is a Queensland nut.

Contributor's comments:[North Coast Qld informant] Oh! You mean "Queensland Nut". (Fullstop outside!)

Contributor's comments:I've lived in Queensland all my life and have never heard of this. Perhaps it's commonly used near Mt Bauple only. We always called them Queensland nuts.

Contributor's comments:I've only heard "Bauple" nut from people who do live (or have lived) in the Maryborough and Gympie areas. Given that there is a town called "Bauple" between these cities, I suspect it's usage is very localized.

Contributor's comments:Local name for Queensland nut, or macadamia nut. The name as it appeared in the first Maquarie Dictionary under macadamia was spelt incorrectly as bopple. The name derives from the town of Bauple near Maryborough, where there was a large stand of these local trees.


Contributor's comments:I grew up in the region and I have never heard it called the bouple.

Contributor's comments:The bopple nut is a term used frequently in the Maryborough area to describe the Macadamia, or as we called it when growing up in the Kilcoy area, the Queensland nut. The Bopple nut comes of course from the district Bauple south of Mbro in Qld, where many of these trees can be found. Bauple is an aboriginal term, and the district is named after the mountain so named by the indigenous people.

Contributor's comments:I thought every Queenslander knew that Bauple nuts originated on Bauple Mountain, near Maryborough. "Bopple" is a corruption of Bauple. Otherwise known as Queensland Nuts. The term Macadamia comes from an American exploitation, and sadly, Americanisms are becoming universal.

Contributor's comments:The town Bauple was actually spelt "Bopple" in the late 1800's. And yes, we've always known of them as bauple nuts (or bopple nuts) - I'd never heard of the macadamia or Qld nut until I was in my 20's when we managed a macadamia farm. The owners marketed them as "Bopples".

Contributor's comments:I grew up in Maryborough in the 60-70's and we always called them bauple nuts - I never knew what a Macadamia nut was until I was in my 20's.

Contributor's comments:I was born in Maryborough, Qld and grew up calling the things Bauple Nuts. My grandparents had a very large Bauple Nut tree in their backyard in Maryborough. I always understood the term to derive from the town of Bauple, just south of Maryborough where the main street used to be lined on both sides by large Bauple trees. I was in my late teens in Canberra when I first heard of the term macadamia nut, when I produced a bag of the nuts, still in their shells, and a hammer to crack them.
Queensland nut

Macadamia: There are Queensland nut trees in every backyard of some Brisbane suburbs.Compare bopple.

Contributor's comments:Queensland Nuts are also known as `Bauple Nuts' in this area - `Bauple' pronounced `Bopple' is a small town approx. half way between Gympie and Maryborough.

Contributor's comments:During my childhood the bopple nut was more likely to be referred to as a Queensland nut (say 80/20).

Contributor's comments:I grew up in Mackay in Central/North QLD and have never heard of a bopple nut as a term for Macadamia nuts. My mother and others of her generation referred to them as Queensland nuts.

Contributor's comments:We called them "Queensland nuts" where I grew up in Rockhampton.

Contributor's comments:In northern NSW this is a Queensland nut.

Contributor's comments:The bopple nut is a term used frequently in the Maryborough area to describe the Macadamia, or as we called it when growing up in the Kilcoy area, the Queensland nut.

Contributor's comments:Also called "bush nuts" in northern NSW.

Contributor's comments:Mum always called them bopple nuts.