Definition of myall in English:

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myall

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪəl/

noun

1An Australian acacia tree with silvery foliage sometimes used as fodder.
  • Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. pendula, which has violet-scented timber.
2Australian An Australian Aboriginal living in a traditional way.
Example sentences
  • I was told that they shot down myalls up and down the Lander River for many miles.
  • The luluing of the famished myall mingled with the howl of the hunting dingo.
  • Telfer's accounts of this and other pitched battles with ‘myalls’ might be dismissed by the sceptic as unsupported hearsay.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in sense 1): sense 2 from Dharuk myal, miyal 'person from another tribe'; sense 1 is perhaps an unexplained transferred use of sense 2.

Words that rhyme with myall

denial, dial, espial, Lyall, mistrial, Niall, phial, trial, vial, viol

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