One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small acacia of arid inland Australia, which typically has thin, peeling curls of reddish bark.
Acacia cyperophylla, family Leguminosae
- ‘I'm using blackwood, beefwood, Qld maple and Qld walnut, several myrtles, she-oak, ironwood, vic. ash, minnerichi, mulga, fig. jarrah and wandoo.’
- ‘On my latest guitar I've used some of the desert acacias, Myall for the bridge and fretboard, minnerichi for the binding.’
1930s: an Aboriginal word.
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