billabong

noun bil·la·bong \ ˈbi-lə-ˌbȯŋ , -ˌbäŋ \

Definition of billabong

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

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Origin and Etymology of billabong

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

billabong Synonyms

Synonyms
1pool [Australian], mere [chiefly British], puddle, stank [British dialect], well
Related Words
basin, hole, sinkhole; swimming pool; lake, pond, water hole


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