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mulga

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To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism—this is the art of living.
Jean De La Fontaine
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Etymology

From Yuwaalaraay malga.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈmʌlgə/
  • IPA: /ˈməʉlɡə/ [ˈmɔʊlɡɐ] (Australia)

Noun

Singular
mulga

Plural
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  1. Any of a number of small acacia trees, especially Acacia aneura, forming dense scrub in dry inland areas of Australia.
  2. (colloquial) Land covered with such vegetation; the outback.
    • 1901: I'd forgotten for a moment you are not all mulga-bred — Jack Mathieu, ‘That Day at Boiling Downs’ (Australian Ballads & Short Stories, Penguin 2003, p. 263)
  3. Something made from the wood of a mulga tree.
  4. A mulga wire.

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