Definition of bogong in English:


Line breaks: bo¦gong
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊgɒŋ
(also bogong moth)


  • A large brown moth of southern Australia, formerly eaten by Aborigines.
    • Agrotis infusa, family Noctuidae
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    • 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.


mid 19th century: from Ngayawung (an Aboriginal language).

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