or coo·li·bah

[ koo-luh-bah ]
/ ˈku ləˌbɑ /


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

First recorded in 1885–90, coolabah is from the Kamilaroi word gulabā Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coolabah

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

British Dictionary definitions for coolabah



/ (ˈkuːləˌbɑː) /


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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