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1. Any of various shrubby, multiple-stemmed eucalyptuses found in semi-arid areas of southern Australia.
2. A thicket of these plants or a region where they predominate.

[Probably Wemba-wemba (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) mali.]
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1. (Animals) any of several low shrubby eucalyptus trees that flourish in desert regions of Australia
2. (Physical Geography) the mallee informal Austral another name for the bush14
3. (Plants) See mallee root
[C19: native Australian name]
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Noun1.mallee - any of several low-growing Australian eucalyptsmallee - any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts
eucalypt, eucalyptus tree, eucalyptus - a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
black mallee, black sally, Eucalytus stellulata, black gum - a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum
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Mallees had allegedly been involved in the 2014 attack on Arsal, when militants briefly overran the town and took a number of Lebanese soldiers hostage.
(22) See, for example, David Goodman and Michael Redclift, Refashioning Nature: Food, Ecology and Culture (London: Routledge, 1991) and Sarah Bell, "Constructing Sustainable Rural Landscapes: Oil Mallees and the Western Australian Wheat-Belt," Geographical Research 43.2 (2005).
An extensive oral history collection was conducted in rural Australia--a series of annual recordings in farm communities dotted across the semi-arid Mallee wheat-belt of Victoria, from 2004 to 2007.
The consortium plans to use fast pyrolysis technology developed by Dynamotive to process mallees, a eucalypt tree which can be sustainably grown in many parts of Australia.
Unlike tall timber plantations, mallees are adapted to low-rainfall areas and can be harvested every three or four years.
The new report, Fuelling Landscape Repair, concludes that farming native mallee eucalypts in southern Australia's wheat-sheep belt is the most attractive option--financially and environmentally.
Mallees, an alleged Syrian Daesh emir in Qalamoun, had taken part in 2014 clashes with the Army in Arsal, the statement said.
The intent is that, while the deep roots of the mallees will help reduce salinity by suppressing underground salts from rising, branches will be harvested (without the need to kill or remove adult trees) and processed to produce eucalyptus oil, charcoal, activated carbon (for filtering systems) and electricity.
The Oil Mallee Project, involving CALM, the Oil Mallee Company (15), Enecon (16) and Western Power Corporation (17), is a developing example of industrial and agricultural symbiosis in the low rainfall, salinity affected regions of Western Australia's wheatbelt, which could address these concerns.