- the carpet shark.
Origin of wobbegong
First recorded in 1850–55; perhaps < an Australian Aboriginal language
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- an Australian carpet shark, Orectolobus maculatus, with brown-and-white skin
from a native Australian language
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Word Origin and History for wobbegong
type of Australian shark, 1852, an Aboriginal word.
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