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myall Line breaks: myall
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪəl/

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Definition of myall in English:

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.

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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