or shil·la·la, shil·la·lah, shil·le·lah
noun (esp. in Ireland)
Origin of shillelagh
Examples from the Web for shillelagh
Yet how mountaineer without ballads any more than without a shillelagh?Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry|Thomas Davis
The best material in Ireland was found in the woods that surround the ancient little village of Shillelagh—hence the name.One Irish Summer|William Eleroy Curtis
The shillelagh was then a beautiful, tough, formidable weapon, and when tipped with an iron ferrule was quite ready for action.
The walls and ceiling were so hung with shamrock green and shillelagh branches that it looked a perfect Grove of Blarney.
The shillelagh was not a mere stick picked up for a few pence, or cut casually out of the common hedge.
British Dictionary definitions for shillelagh
Word Origin for shillelagh
Word Origin and History for shillelagh
"cudgel," 1772, earlier, "oak wood used to make cudgels" (1670s), from Shillelagh, town and barony, famous for its oaks, in County Wicklow, Ireland. The name is literally "seeds (or descendants) of Elach, from Irish siol "seed."