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shil·le·laghalso shil·la·lah (shə-lā′lē, -lə)
A cudgel of oak, blackthorn, or other hardwood.
[After Shillelagh, a village of east-central Ireland where cudgels were made with wood from the formerly extensive local oak forests.]
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|Noun||1.||shillalah - a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)|
cudgel - a club that is used as a weapon
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