mallee

noun mal·lee \ ˈma-lē \

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

Origin and Etymology of mallee

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


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