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gilgai Line breaks: gil¦gai
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪlɡʌɪ/
(also gilgai hole)

Definition of gilgai in English:

noun

Australian
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.

Origin

From Wiradhuri and Kamilaroi gilgaay.

Words that rhyme with gilgai

Haggai • Belgae • fungi

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