Definition of brigalow in English:

brigalow

noun

  • An Australian acacia tree.

    • ‘The majority of threatened ecosystems are eucalypt woodlands and brigalow forest.’
    • ‘Dense brigalow scrub still impeded travel east from the Maranoa.’
    • ‘This is a monospecific genus restricted to the brigalow belt of eastern Queensland.’
    • ‘The majority of brigalow forest has already been cleared for agriculture.’
    • ‘Structural characteristics of brigalow vegetation at the start of each transect were measured and recorded.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

brigalow

/ˈbrɪɡələʊ/