Mallee vs Sallee - What's the difference?

mallee | sallee |

As a noun mallee

is a type of scrubland with low-growing thick eucalypts, characteristic of certain parts of australia.

As a proper noun sallee is

, manx equivalent to sally.

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(wikipedia mallee)


(en noun)
  • A type of scrubland with low-growing thick eucalypts, characteristic of certain parts of Australia.
  • Any semi-desert region of Australia where such scrub is the predominant vegetation.
  • *1958 , EO Schlunke, The Village Hampden :
  • *:‘They're going to lynch you, Regerson,’ Harry told him, grinning. ‘You'd better take to the mallee before they come for you.’
  • *1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, p. 365:
  • *:It made no difference that he had also invented several ploughs and a device for grubbing Mallee country or that people had journeyed all the way from Melbourne to inspect them.
  • Any of several low-growing eucalypts characteristic of such scrubland, especially
  • (botany) The growth habit of certain eucalypt species that grow with multiple stems springing from an underground lignotuber, shared by species of related genera.
  • Derived terms

    * (mallee ringneck) * (mallee roller) * mallee soil ----



    Alternative forms

    * sally


    (en noun)
  • (Australia) Any of various wattles (trees).
  • (Australia, used in combination) Any of various eucalypts.
  • * 2006 , D. J. Boland, M. I. H. Brooker, G. M. Chippendale, N. Hall, B. P. M. Hyland, R.D. Johnston, D. A. Kleinig, M. W. McDonald, J. D. Turner, Forest Trees of Australia , CSIRO, page 556,
  • Black sallee is most common adjacent to creeks and flats in mountainous, tableland country.
  • * 2009 , Andrew Bain, Ethan Gelber, Cycling Australia , page 136,
  • In colder regions, mountain gums and white sallees – the beautiful twisted snow gums – occur.

    Derived terms

    * black sallee (Eucalyptus stellulata ) * Buffalo sallee (Eucalyptus mitchelliana ) * white sallee (Eucalyptus moorei'' or ''Eucalyptus pauciflora )