bardee

noun

bar·​dee
variants or less commonly bardy
ˈbärdē
plural bardees also bardies
: a large Australian roundheaded borer that is the larva of a beetle (Bardistus cibarius) and is esteemed as food by the aborigines

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Nyungar (indigenous language of Western Australia) bardi

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“Bardee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bardee. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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