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mallee

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noun mal·lee \ˈma-lē\

Definition of mallee

  1. 1 :  any of various low-growing shrubby Australian eucalypts (as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa)

  2. 2 :  a dense thicket or growth of mallees; also :  land covered by such growth



Origin and Etymology of mallee

probably from Wemba-Wemba (Australian aboriginal language of western Victoria) mali


First Known Use: 1845


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