mulga

noun mul·ga \ˈməlgə\

Definition of mulga

plural

mulgas

or

mulga

  1. 1a :  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. 2 :  the wood of a mulga

  3. 3 or mulga scrub or mulga country :  arid land of Australia on which the mulga (Acacia aneura) is the dominant form of vegetation

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Origin and Etymology of mulga

native name in Australia


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