myall

[ mahy-awl ]
/ ˈmaɪ ɔl /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. my-,
  2. my-my,
  3. myalgia,
  4. myalgic encephalopathy,
  5. myalism,
  6. myanmar,
  7. myasis,
  8. myasthenia,
  9. myasthenia gravis,
  10. myasthenic

Origin of myall

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

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British Dictionary definitions for myall

myall

/ (ˈmaɪəl) /

noun

any of several Australian acacias, esp Acacia pendula, having hard scented wood used for fences
a native Australian living independently of society

Word Origin for myall

C19: from a native Australian name

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