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  1. any of several Australian acacias, especially Acacia pendula (weeping myall), having gray foliage and drooping branches.
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Origin of myall

1835–45; apparently to be identified with myall wild, uncivilized < Dharuk miyal stranger, Aborigine from another tribe
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Historical Examples of myall

  • He himself had no faith in the myall blacks, they were treacherous, they were cruel.

    The Moving Finger

    Mary Gaunt

  • In fact, it was said that he had gone away from Myall Creek altogether.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon

    A. J. (Alec John) Dawson

  • An old native and a boy, apparently belonging to the Myall tribes, came in the evening, but we could learn nothing from them.

  • The next is the Myall tribe, who inhabit the central parts about Cudduldury, at the great bend of the Bogan to the northward.

  • He has gone to Myall Creek, depend upon it,” observed Paul; “we shall find him in the scrub thereabouts.

    The Young Berringtons

    W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for myall


  1. any of several Australian acacias, esp Acacia pendula, having hard scented wood used for fences
  2. a native Australian living independently of society
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Word Origin for myall

C19: from a native Australian name
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