billabong

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noun bil·la·bong \ˈbi-lə-ˌbȯŋ, -ˌbäŋ\

Definition of billabong

  1. 1 Australia a :  a blind channel leading out from a riverb :  a usually dry streambed that is filled seasonally

  2. 2 Australia :  a backwater forming a stagnant pool

Examples of billabong in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of billabong

Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) bilabaŋ


First Known Use: 1861



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