be·​lah | \ ˈbē-lə \
variants: or less commonly belar \ ˈbē-​lər \
plural -s

Definition of belah

1 : a beefwood (Casuarina glauca) of Australia
2 : a tall forest tree (Acacia excelsa) of Queensland with oblong phyllodia and globular heads of flowers

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History and Etymology for belah

borrowed from Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of south New South Wales) bilaarr

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“Belah.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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