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

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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