shillalah


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shil·le·lagh

also shil·la·lah  (shə-lā′lē, -lə)
n.
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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Noun1.shillalah - a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)shillalah - a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)
cudgel - a club that is used as a weapon
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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