Origin of belah

First recorded in 1860–65, belah is from the Wiradjuri word bilārr Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for belah

Historical Examples of belah

  • At Belah we learnt something of the order of battle in so far as it affected ourselves.

  • Opinions differ as to the wisdom of delivering the attack at all until the railway had been brought as far as Belah.

  • Rations were brought up by camels who made the stealthy and perilous journey across the mouth of the wadi nightly from Belah.

  • Preparations had also to be made and the necessary material accumulated to push forward the lines from Deir el Belah and Shellal.

  • On April 1st, orders were received that the Brigade would move, the next day, back to the area previously occupied at Belah!

British Dictionary definitions for belah




an Australian casuarina tree, Casuarina glauca, yielding a useful timber
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