Definition of brigalow in English:

brigalow

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from an Aboriginal word, perhaps Kamilaroi burigal.

Pronunciation

brigalow

/ˈbrɪɡələʊ/