One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small Australian acacia with durable scented timber.
Acacia omalophylla, family Leguminosae
- ‘Yarran (Acacia homalophylla) is native to the inland plains of New South Wales and Queensland.’
- ‘Honeyeaters built nests in most of the tree species present in the study site but 78% of nests were in Yarran (Acacia. homalophylla).’
- ‘The tears coursed down the bark and solidified in the form of red gum which can often be found on yarran trees.’
Late 19th century: from Kamilaroi (and related languages) yarraan.
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