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mallee

[ mal-ee ]
/ ˈmæl i /
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noun

any of various dwarf Australian eucalyptuses, as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa, that sometimes form large tracts of brushwood.
the brushwood itself.

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Origin of mallee

First recorded in 1840–50; from Wergaia (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Wimmera area, Victoria) mali
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British Dictionary definitions for mallee

mallee
/ (ˈmæliː) /

noun

any of several low shrubby eucalyptus trees that flourish in desert regions of Australia
the mallee Australian informal another name for the bush 1 (def. 4)

Word Origin for mallee

C19: native Australian name
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