boobyalla

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

boobialla

Definition of boobyalla

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  an Australian wattle (Acacia longifolia) —called also native willow

  2. 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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