Meaning of wilga in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪlɡə/


  • A small white-flowering Australian tree which is resistant to drought and a valuable source of fodder.

    Geijera parviflora, family Rutaceae

    ‘Now you've seen the height of the poles; imagine about a fifty metre span of wire inexpertly strung, sneaking through those coolibahs, wilgas and whitewoods, and you're running scrubbers on a horse…’
    • ‘There are many examples of companion planting as well as native wilgas and orchids, imported herb bushes, some roses and even a cactus or two’


Late 19th century from Wiradhuri wilgar.