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noun (Austral)
Also called snow gum. a SE Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus pauciflora, with a pale grey bark
any of various acacia trees
Word Origin
probably of native origin
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  • Descendants, named sallee, now live in Kentucky and Tennessee.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
  • Our master said it was a sallee man-of-war, that seemed to give us chase.

    George Fox George Fox
  • A Moorish pirate ship, named from sallee, a seaport of Morocco.

    George Fox George Fox
  • The scud hides the shore, but he judges that we are not far from sallee.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • That slam in the slats which sallee handed him supplied the confidence.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • The Giants never regard sallee as a left-hander with men on the bases.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • McCarty knocked a three-bagger and sallee singled and brought him home.

    Worrying Won't Win Montague Glass
  • A citizen of London, taken prisoner by the sallee pirates in 1636.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Philip Gosse
  • Having landed his passenger at Tangier, Kempthorne went on to sallee, one of the most notorious of the pirate strongholds.

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