boobyalla

noun boo·by·al·la \ ˌbübēˈalə \
variants: or boobialla

Definition of boobyalla

plural -s
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
Note: 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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