Definition of bogong in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbōɡôNG/ Pronunciation: /-ɡäNG/
(also bogong moth)


A large brown moth native to southern Australia, formerly used as food by Aborigines.
  • Agrotis infusa, family Noctuidae.
Example sentences
  • The bogongs, I am reliably informed, normally migrate from Queensland to the Snowy Mountains in October.
  • Who would support him if he chose controversially to burn off part of the Lane Cove River Park that was home to a distinctive family of bogong moths?
  • I sense above the rotting bodies of bogong moths in Canberra an especial stench around the events of last Thursday.


Mid 19th century: from Ngayawuh.

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Syllabification: bo·gong

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