mallee
noun Etymology: probably from Wemba-Wemba (Australian aboriginal language of western Victoria) mali Date: 1845 1. any of various low-growing shrubby Australian eucalypts (as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa) 2. a dense thicket or growth of mallees; also land covered by such growth

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  • Mallee — may refer to: Mallee (habit), the habit of woody plants that grow with multiple stems from underground lignotubers Mallee (biogeographic region), a biogeographic region in southern Western Australia The Mallee, a district of north western… …   Wikipedia

  • mallee — mal lee, n. [Native name.] 1. (Bot.) A dwarf Australian eucalypt with a number of thin stems springing from a thickened stock. The most common species are {Eucalyptus dumosa} and {Eucalyptus Gracilis}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Scrub or thicket… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mallee — (spr. málli), austral. Name der Zwerggummibäume (Eucalyptus dumosa, oleosa, gracilis); danach (M. Scrub) Bezeichnung für öde Landstriche Australiens mit diesen Gewächsen als Unterholz …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • mallee — [mal′ē] n. [native name in Australia] 1. any of several shrubby species of Australian eucalyptus (as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa) 2. in Australia, dense thicket formed by such plants …   English World dictionary

  • Mallee — Un mallee en la región de Tocumwal en Australia. El término inglés, de origen aborigen, mallee utilizado en Australia tiene significados diferentes pero que están relacionados entre ellos. Estos son: el término general que designa a los árboles y …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mallee — Verbreitung des Mallee Mallee nahe Kondinin, Westaustralien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mallee — Un mallee dans la règion de Tocumwal en Australie En Australie, un mallee (terme anglophone, d origine aborigène), désigne tout arbre ou arbuste qui pousse en émettant de nombreuses tiges à partir du sol et d une hauteur supérieure à 10 m.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mallee — /ˈmæli / (say malee) noun 1. any of various Australian species of Eucalyptus having a number of almost unbranched stems arising from a large underground lignotuber, as E. dumosa: *we passed scatterings of ironbark and bloodwood trees, odd clumps… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mallee — n. Austral. 1 any of several types of eucalyptus, esp. Eucalyptus dumosa, that flourish in arid areas. 2 a scrub formed by mallee. Phrases and idioms: mallee bird (or fowl or hen) a megapode, Leipoa ocellata, resembling a turkey. Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mallee — /mal ee/, n. 1. any of various dwarf Australian eucalyptuses, as Eucalyptus dumosa and E. oleosa, that sometimes form large tracts of brushwood. 2. the brushwood itself. [1840 50; < Wergaia (Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Wimmera… …   Universalium

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