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mallee

[mal-ee] /ˈmæl i/
noun
1.
any of various dwarf Australian eucalyptuses, as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa, that sometimes form large tracts of brushwood.
2.
the brushwood itself.
Origin of mallee
Wergaia
1840-1850
1840-50; < Wergaia (Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Wimmera area, Victoria) mali
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British Dictionary definitions for mallee

mallee

/ˈmæliː/
noun
1.
any of several low shrubby eucalyptus trees that flourish in desert regions of Australia
2.
(Austral, informal) the mallee, another name for the bush1 (sense 4)
3.
Word Origin
C19: native Australian name
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