weeping myall


See under myall.

Origin of weeping myall

First recorded in 1895–1900




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

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 weeping myall



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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