coolamon

[koo-luh-mon, -muh n]

noun

a basinlike dish made from wood or bark by Australian Aborigines.

Nearby words

  1. cool out,
  2. cool school,
  3. cool, calm, and collected,
  4. cool-headed,
  5. coolabah,
  6. coolant,
  7. cooldown,
  8. cooler,
  9. cooley,
  10. cooley's anaemia

Origin of coolamon

First recorded in 1840–50, coolamon is from the Kamilaroi word gulaman

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British Dictionary definitions for coolamon

coolamon

noun

Australian a shallow dish of wood or bark, used for carrying water

Word Origin for coolamon

C19: from a native Australian language

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