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noun Australian
  1. Also called: snow gum a SE Australian eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus pauciflora, with a pale grey bark
  2. any of various acacia trees
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Word Origin

probably of native origin
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Examples from the Web for sallee

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  • Descendants, named Sallee, now live in Kentucky and Tennessee.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • Our master said it was a Sallee man-of-war, that seemed to give us chase.

    George Fox

    George Fox

  • A Moorish pirate ship, named from Sallee, a seaport of Morocco.

    George Fox

    George Fox

  • The scud hides the shore, but he judges that we are not far from Sallee.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

  • That slam in the slats which Sallee handed him supplied the confidence.

    Pitching in a Pinch

    Christy Mathewson