billabong


bil·la·bong

noun \ˈbi-lə-ˌbŋ, -ˌbäŋ\

Definition of BILLABONG

1
Australian
a :  a blind channel leading out from a river
b :  a usually dry streambed that is filled seasonally
2
Australian :  a backwater forming a stagnant pool

Examples of BILLABONG

  1. <taking a break from our trek through the outback, we bathed our tired feet in the still waters of a billabong>

Origin of BILLABONG

Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) bilabaŋ
First Known Use: 1861

Related to BILLABONG

Synonyms
1pool [Australian], mere [chiefly British], puddle, stank [British dialect], well

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