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mulga

[muhl-guh] /ˈmʌl gə/
noun, plural mulgas, mulga.
1.
an Australian shrub or small tree, Acacia aneura, forming dense growths in some areas and having foliage used as forage for livestock.
2.
an object, as an Aboriginal shield or club, made from the wood of this tree.
Origin
Yuwaalaraay
1830-1840
1830-40; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, N New South Wales) malga
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mulga

/ˈmʌlɡə/
noun (Austral)
1.
any of various Australian acacia shrubs, esp Acacia aneura, which grows in the central desert regions and has leaflike leafstalks
2.
scrub comprised of a dense growth of acacia
3.
the outback; bush
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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