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noun mal"lee
  1. [Bot] A dwarf Australian eucalypt with a number of thin stems springing from a thickened stock. The most common species are Eucalyptus dumosa and Eucalyptus Gracilis.
  2. Scrub or thicket formed by the mallee.(Australia)

Etymology: Native name

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  1. Any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts

Probably a borrowing from Wemba-Wemba mali; compare Woiwurrung mali.

  1. (Australia) A type of scrubland with low-growing thick eucalypts, characteristic of certain parts of Australia. [from 19th c.]
  2. (Australia) Any semi-desert region of Australia where such scrub is the predominant vegetation. [from 19th c.]
  3. (Australia) Any of several low-growing eucalypts characteristic of such scrubland, especially Eucalyptus dumosa, Eucalyptus oleosa, and Eucalyptus socialis. [from 19th c.]
  4. (botany, Australia) The growth habit of certain eucalypt species that grow with multiple stems springing from an underground lignotuber, shared by species of related genera.

See mali.

  1. (India, South Asia) Alternative spelling of mali (“a native gardener”).

    mallee was also found in the following language(s): Latin

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    Fun Facts about the name Mallee

    • How Popular is the name Mallee? Mallee is the 80,608th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Mallee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Mallee in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mallee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2008 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Mallee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mallee is Sunday, August 5th, 1888.
    • What year had the most people named Mallee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mallee was in 2008 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Mallee: Your name in reverse order is Eellam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lelmae. How do you pronounce that?

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