or coo·li·bah



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

Historical Examples of 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




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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