Definition of Port Jackson in English:

Port Jackson

Pronunciation /ˌpɔːt ˈdʒaksn/


  • 1More fully "Port Jackson shark". Any of several small bullhead sharks of the family Heterodontidae found in shallow south Australian waters; especially Heterodontus portusjacksoni, which is light brown with black markings.

  • 2South African More fully "Port Jackson willow". Either of two shrubby acacias, Acacia cyanophylla and A. longifolia, introduced to South Africa from Australia in 1847.

  • 3More fully "Port Jackson fig", "Port Jackson fig tree". A shrubby fig tree, Ficus rubiginosa (family Moraceae), native to New South Wales.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), colonial governor and naval officer. From Port Jackson, the name of the harbour of Sydney, Australia.