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coolabah

or coo·li·bah

[koo-luh-bah]
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noun
  1. any of several Australian gum trees of the genus Eucalyptus, especially E. microtheca, abundant along riverbanks and having sickle-shaped leaves and wrinkled, cracked bark.

Origin of coolabah

First recorded in 1885–90, coolabah is from the Kamilaroi word gulabā
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Examples from the Web for coolabah

Historical Examples

  • These spirits, when "made," hang in the boughs of the coolabah tree only, not round Minngah trees or rocks.

    The Secret of the Totem

    Andrew Lang


British Dictionary definitions for coolabah

coolabah

coolibah

noun
  1. an Australian myrtaceous tree, Eucalyptus microtheca, that grows along rivers and has smooth bark and long narrow leaves

Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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