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coolabah

or coo·li·bah

[ koo-luh-bah ]
/ ˈku ləˌbɑ /
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noun
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.
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Origin of coolabah

First recorded in 1885–90, coolabah is from the Kamilaroi word gulabā
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How to use coolabah in a sentence

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

  • Here, under a fine coolabah, I discovered a neatly fenced-in grave.

British Dictionary definitions for coolabah

coolabah

coolibah

/ (ˈkuːləˌbɑː) /

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

Word Origin for coolabah

from a native Australian language
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