Definition of gilgai in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪlɡʌɪ/
(also gilgai hole)


A hollow where rainwater collects; a waterhole.
Example sentences
  • The lakebed soils are a mosaic of grey and red heavy clays and in places contain channels and gilgais.
  • It will not grow in seasonally flooded gilgais in brigalow clay soils.
  • In the Australian examples this is due to gilgai, in the Sudanese example to differential compaction of the soil on weathering.


From Wiradhuri and Kamilaroi gilgaay.

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