[ boh-gawng, -gong ]
/ ˈboʊ gɔŋ, -gɒŋ /
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a dark-colored Australian moth, Agrostis infusa, used by Aboriginal peoples as food.
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Origin of bogong
First recorded in 1830–35; earlier bugong, perhaps from Ngayawung (an Australian Aboriginal language of the lower Murray River, New South Wales) buguŋ
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British Dictionary definitions for bogong
/ (ˈbəʊˌɡɒŋ) /
an edible dark-coloured Australian noctuid moth, Agrotis infusa
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