mal·​lee ˈma-lē How to pronounce mallee (audio)
: any of various low-growing shrubby Australian eucalypts (such as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa)
: a dense thicket or growth of mallees
also : land covered by such growth

Word History


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

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mallee was in 1845

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“Mallee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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