Definition of wilga in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwilɡə/ /ˈwɪlɡə/


  • A small white-flowering Australian tree that is resistant to drought and a valuable source of fodder. In North America, it is also planted as an ornamental.

    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.