bogong moth

noun bo·gong moth \ˈbōˌgȯŋ-, -gäŋ-\
variants: or

bugong moth


Definition of bogong moth

  1. :  an Australian noctuid moth (Agrotis infusa) that is made into a paste and eated by the aborigines when the moths estivate in huge clusters in rocky mountians to which they migrate from the breeding grounds many miles away

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Origin and Etymology of bogong moth

borrowed from Ngarigu (Australian Aboriginal language formerly spoken from Canberra southwest to Omeo in Victoria) buguŋ

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to cast off or become cast off

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