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bombora

[bom-bawr-uh]
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noun Australian.
  1. a hidden reef of rocks.
  2. a dangerous eddy over such a reef.
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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
  1. a submerged reef
  2. a turbulent area of sea over such a reef
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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