Mallee

Noun

  • Any semi-desert region of Australia where such scrub is the predominant vegetation. [from 19th c.]
  • A type of scrubland with low-growing thick eucalypts, characteristic of certain parts of Australia. [from 19th c.]
  • (botany) The growth habit of certain eucalypt species that grow with multiple stems springing from an underground lignotuber, shared by species of related genera.
  • Any of several low-growing eucalypts characteristic of such scrubland, especially Eucalyptus dumosa, Eucalyptus oleosa, and Eucalyptus socialis. [from 19th c.]

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