- See under myall.
Origin of weeping myall
First recorded in 1895–1900
- any of several Australian acacias, especially Acacia pendula (weeping myall), having gray foliage and drooping branches.
Origin of myall
1835–45; apparently to be identified with myall wild, uncivilized < Dharuk miyal stranger, Aborigine from another tribe
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- any of several Australian acacias, esp Acacia pendula, having hard scented wood used for fences
- a native Australian living independently of society
C19: from a native Australian name
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