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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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Further north, the country was populated with "tall, thick mulgas, gidgies and the beautiful bright green kurrajong trees that stood out against the grey-green colours of the other vegetation" (Garimara 106).
Vorn wurde bereits die Landschaftslexik erwahnt, bei der sich beispielsweise das in Nordestland verbreitete allikas 'Quelle', in ganz Estland bekannte mulgas 'Moorsee, Wasserloch, weiche Stelle im Moor, Sumpf' usw.
The return of mulgas, native grasses and other shrubs are giving wildlife researchers some hope that numerous animals on the endangered species list may yet be saved if their ecosystems can be restored.
Airborne and satellite spectral sensing techniques are being used to determine whether the mulga, Acacia aneura, has been affected since the railway line opened.