Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wild and independent native Australian.
  • noun plural By transference, wild cattle.
  • noun One. of several Australian acacias, affording a hard and useful scented wood.

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  • noun obsolete, Australian Aboriginal A stranger; an ignorant person.
  • noun Australia An Aborigine living according to tradition and in a traditional way.
  • noun Any of various Australian acacias, especially the weeping myall, Acacia pendula, or the wood of such trees.

Etymologies

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From Dharug mayal, miyal.

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Aboriginal, perhaps a transferrative use of Etymology 1, above.

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