weeping-myall

weeping myall

noun
See under myall.

Origin:
1895–1900

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myall

[mahy-awl]
noun
any of several Australian acacias, especially Acacia pendula (weeping myall) having gray foliage and drooping branches.

Origin:
1835–45; apparently to be identified with myall wild, uncivilized < Dharuk miyal stranger, Aborigine from another tribe

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myall (ˈmaɪəl)
 
n
1.  any of several Australian acacias, esp Acacia pendula, having hard scented wood used for fences
2.  a native Australian living independently of society
 
[C19: from a native Australian name]

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