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brigalow

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪɡələʊ
 
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Definition of brigalow in English:

noun

An Australian acacia tree.
  • Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. harpophylla, with silver leaves and dark furrowed bark
Example sentences
  • Dense brigalow scrub still impeded travel east from the Maranoa.
  • Structural characteristics of brigalow vegetation at the start of each transect were measured and recorded.
  • This is a monospecific genus restricted to the brigalow belt of eastern Queensland.

Origin

mid 19th century: from an Aboriginal word, perhaps Kamilaroi burigal.

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