Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a number of small acacia trees, especially Acacia aneura, forming dense scrub in dry inland areas of Australia.
  • n. The outback.
  • n. Something made from the wood of a mulga tree.
  • n. A mulga wire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long, narrow shield used by the natives of Australia, but usually only in single combat, as a protection against the native club. It is usually made from acacia wood.
  • n. Any one of several species of Acacia, especially A. aneura, a shrub or small tree found all over Australia, but more commonly in the arid desert region of the interior.

Etymologies

From Gamilaraay malga. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The mulga bears a small woody fruit called the mulga apple.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • Acacia aneura is known as mulga in its native Australia where it is one of the best known species in the genus.

    Chapter 10

  • On nearing the lakes the creek assumes so dismal an appearance, and so funereal is the aspect of the dead scrub and dark tops of the "boree" (a kind of mulga), that one wonders that Gregory did not choose the name of

    Spinifex and Sand

  • The squat mulga trees, an equation for dried-up hope in bad seasons, are green above their black trunks, and the clumps of applewood are blue.

    Travel: Dickens down under

  • We had stopped by a patch of mulga bushes on the way and gathered dead branches for firewood.

    Wildwood

  • We drove along a rough track into open sand plains dotted with spinifex, mulga bushes, ghost gums and termite mounds.

    Wildwood

  • The women broke off mulga branches and used them as brooms to sweep the sandy ground encircled by the trees with meticulous care before spreading out picnic blankets and building a fire.

    Wildwood

  • We all collected dead mulga wood, and the fire was laid in no time.

    Wildwood

  • As the stew began to bubble on the glowing mulga, Mary detailed Ramona, Theo, Kemarre and I with yoghurt-pot coolamons to pick plums.

    Wildwood

  • The green dots, Latz said, were mulga bushes, a kind of acacia that grows everywhere on the stony plains, and the smaller white ochre dots all over the bare, inhospitable rock and gravel of the hillside were clumps of spinifex grasses.

    Wildwood

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