bombora

[bom-bawr-uh]

noun Australian.

a hidden reef of rocks.
a dangerous eddy over such a reef.

Nearby words

  1. bombilla,
  2. bombinate,
  3. bombination,
  4. bomblet,
  5. bombload,
  6. bombous,
  7. bombproof,
  8. bombshell,
  9. bombsight,
  10. bombycid

Origin of bombora

1930–35; perhaps < Dharuk bumbora name of a current off Dobroyde Head, Port Jackson

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British Dictionary definitions for bombora

bombora

noun Australian

a submerged reef
a turbulent area of sea over such a reef

Word Origin for bombora

from a native Australian language

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