Definition of mirrnyong in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməːnjɒŋ/
(also mirnyong)


A mound of shells, ashes, and other debris accumulated in a place used for cooking by Australian Aborigines.
Example sentences
  • In many parts of the country the mirnyongs have been destroyed by the agricultural settlers, who use them for manure.
  • Two of these are the marks cut on trees, which will soon disappear; and the 'native ovens,' or mirnyong.


Probably from an Aboriginal language of Victoria.

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