Definition of parakeelya in US English:

parakeelya

noun

Australian
  • Any of various succulent plants of the family Portulacaceae and especially of the genus Calandrinia, native to arid inland Australia; especially Calandrinia balonensis and C. polyandra.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Adelaide Observer. From Guyani (Lake Torrens region) and surrounding Australian Aboriginal languages of South Australia barrgilya.

Pronunciation

parakeelya

/parəˈkiːljə/