mallee

noun
mal·​lee | \ ˈma-lē How to pronounce mallee (audio) \

Definition of mallee

1 : any of various low-growing shrubby Australian eucalypts (such as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa)
2 : a dense thicket or growth of mallees also : land covered by such growth

First Known Use of mallee

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mallee

probably from Wemba-Wemba (Australian aboriginal language of western Victoria) mali

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“Mallee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mallee. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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