Definition of dugite in English:

dugite

Line breaks: du¦gite
Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːgʌɪt
 
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noun

  • A highly venomous snake found in SW Australia, similar to the related brown snakes.
    • Pseudonaja affinis, family Elapidae
    More example sentences
    • A couple of hours later we saw the culprit by our pond - a 4 ft dugite slithering across the lawn.
    • This includes many populous areas, and dugites are a relatively frequent cause of snakebite in this area.
    • Other examples resembling the general appearance of dugites from the Middleback ranges and environs have been found.

Origin

late 19th century: from Nyungar dukayj.

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