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coolabah

or coolibah

[koo-luh-bah] /ˈku ləˌbɑ/
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
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90, coolabah is from the Kamilaroi word gulabā
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  • These spirits, when "made," hang in the boughs of the coolabah tree only, not round Minngah trees or rocks.

British Dictionary definitions for coolabah

coolabah

/ˈkuːləˌbɑː/
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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