mulga

noun

mul·​ga
ˈməlgə
plural mulgas or mulga
1
a
: a widely distributed irregular and often shrubby Australian acacia (Acacia aneura) that has usually linear grayish green phyllodes, yields a very hard tough heavy wood, and is an important forage plant in much of the drier part of Australia
b
: any of several other Australian acacias that resemble mulga
broadly : any Australian tree of scrubby growth and notably hard wood
2
: the wood of a mulga
3
or mulga scrub or mulga country : arid land of Australia on which the mulga (Acacia aneura) is the dominant form of vegetation

Word History

Etymology

native name in Australia

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“Mulga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mulga. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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