[ 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.
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Origin of coolabah
First recorded in 1885–90, coolabah is from the Kamilaroi word gulabā
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Example sentences from the Web for coolabah
These spirits, when "made," hang in the boughs of the coolabah tree only, not round Minngah trees or rocks.The Secret of the Totem|Andrew Lang
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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