[ muhl-guh ]
/ ˈmʌl gə /
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noun, plural mul·gas, mul·ga.

an Australian shrub or small tree, Acacia aneura, forming dense growths in some areas and having foliage used as forage for livestock.
an object, as an Aboriginal shield or club, made from the wood of this tree.



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Origin of mulga

First recorded in 1830–40; from Yuwaalaraay (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, northern New South Wales) malga
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British Dictionary definitions for mulga

/ (ˈmʌlɡə) /

noun Australian

any of various Australian acacia shrubs, esp Acacia aneura, which grows in the central desert regions and has leaflike leafstalks
scrub comprised of a dense growth of acacia
the outback; bush
from a native Australian language
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