Origin of dugong
Examples from the Web for dugong
The dugong is found in large numbers in Hervey's Bay, from which the famed oil is manufactured, also the pearl oyster.A Source Book Of Australian History|Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
The crews feel encouraged, and are at present ashore feasting on dugong, sago, and betel-nuts.Adventures in New Guinea|James Chalmers
Unfortunately both the dugong and the manatee are being hunted to extinction.
This was submitted to the members of the Philosophical Society, when it proved to be the skeleton of a Dugong.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.|John Timbs
Another favourite article of food is the dugong (Halicore australis) of which a few are killed every year.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray
British Dictionary definitions for dugong
Word Origin for dugong
Word Origin and History for dugong
1800, from Malay duyung, which is dugung in the Philippines.