One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Australian acacia tree.
Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. harpophylla, with silver leaves and dark furrowed bark
- ‘Dense brigalow scrub still impeded travel east from the Maranoa.’
- ‘Structural characteristics of brigalow vegetation at the start of each transect were measured and recorded.’
- ‘The majority of threatened ecosystems are eucalypt woodlands and brigalow forest.’
- ‘The majority of brigalow forest has already been cleared for agriculture.’
- ‘This is a monospecific genus restricted to the brigalow belt of eastern Queensland.’
Mid 19th century: from an Aboriginal word, perhaps Kamilaroi burigal.
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