Definition of bogong in English:

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bogong

Pronunciation: /ˈbōɡôNG/ /-ɡäNG/
(also bogong moth)

noun

Australian
A large brown moth native to southern Australia, formerly used as food by Aborigines.
  • Agrotis infusa, family Noctuidae
Example sentences
  • The bogongs, I am reliably informed, normally migrate from Queensland to the Snowy Mountains in October.
  • Who would support him if he chose controversially to burn off part of the Lane Cove River Park that was home to a distinctive family of bogong moths?
  • I sense above the rotting bodies of bogong moths in Canberra an especial stench around the events of last Thursday.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Ngayawuh.

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Syllabification: bo·gong

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