gid·​gee | \ ˈgijē \
variants: or gidgea or less commonly gidya or gidyea \ " , -​jə \
plural -s

Definition of gidgee

1a : a somewhat scrubby Australian acacia (Acacia cambagei) that grows chiefly in dry inland regions and has an extremely foul-smelling blossom
b : georgina gidgee
2 : the dense hard dark wood of gidgee and various other small Australian acacias that is valued for turning and carving and used also for fencing and fuel

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History and Etymology for gidgee

native name in Australia

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“Gidgee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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