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weeping myall

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Origin of weeping myall

First recorded in 1895–1900


  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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British Dictionary definitions for weeping 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

C19: from a native Australian name
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