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dugite

Line breaks: du¦gite
Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːɡʌɪt
 
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Definition of dugite in English:

noun

A highly venomous snake found in SW Australia, similar to the related brown snakes.
  • Pseudonaja affinis, family Elapidae
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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