bogong

[ boh-gawng, -gong ]
/ ˈboʊ gɔŋ, -gɒŋ /

noun

a dark-colored Australian moth, Agrostis infusa, used by Aborigines as food.

Nearby words

  1. bognor regis,
  2. bogo,
  3. bogof,
  4. bogomil,
  5. bogomils,
  6. bogor,
  7. bogorodsk,
  8. bogotá,
  9. bogtrotter,
  10. bogue

Origin of bogong

1830–35; earlier bugong, perhaps < Ngayawung (Austral Aboriginal language of the lower Murray River, New South Wales) buguŋ

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British Dictionary definitions for bogong

bogong

bugong (ˈbuːˌɡɒŋ)

/ (ˈbəʊˌɡɒŋ) /

noun

an edible dark-coloured Australian noctuid moth, Agrotis infusa
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