Mar. 21st, 2017

mallee

Mar. 21st, 2017 08:41 am
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mallee (MAL-ee) - n., any of various shrubby, multiple-stemmed eucalyptuses of southern Australia; a brushwood of same; (as "the mallee") the bush.


There are a few dozen species of mallee. There are multiple places of mallee. The mallee is more vague. Adopted around 1845 from an aboriginal Australian word, probably Wemba-Wemba (spoken in northwestern Victoria) mali.

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