mulga

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mulga

(ˈmʌlɡə)
n
1. (Plants) any of various Australian acacia shrubs, esp Acacia aneura, which grows in the central desert regions and has leaflike leafstalks
2. (Botany) scrub comprising a dense growth of acacia
3. (Physical Geography) the outback; bush
[from a native Australian language]
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Rene Redzepi excitedly tells me about the Mulga tree (a small native shrub) and the Goanna lizard he discovered while out foraging.
Fragment 11 and 14, with their dry, baked edges and pale green and white slips thinly brushed over the terracotta base, call to mind not only the surface of Uluru but the delicacy of the mulga trees and spinifex mounds at the rock's base.