Definition of boobyalla
1 : an Australian wattle (Acacia longifolia) —called also native willow
2 : any of several Australian trees of the genus Myoporum having alternate leaves and flowers in clusters (especially M. acuminatum)
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Origin and Etymology of boobyalla
borrowed from bubiala in a language of the Southeastern Tasmanian family ◆Cf. R.M.W. Dixon et al., Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 108.
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