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From Aboriginal gijir.



gidgee (plural gidgees)

  1. The Australian wattle Acacia cambagei.
    • 1964: Since my early days of droving the years have taken toll, / But I somehow miss my swag wrap by a fire of gidgee coal. — Stan Coster, ‘By a Fire of Gidgee Coal’
  2. A type of long spear made from this wood.
    • 2007, Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones, Allen & Unwin 2007, p. 96:
      I take up the shovel and hold it aloft like a gidgee, but the centipede has disappeared.