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wobbegong

[wob-ee-gong]
noun Australian.
  1. the carpet shark.
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Origin of wobbegong

First recorded in 1850–55; perhaps < an Australian Aboriginal language
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British Dictionary definitions for wobbegong

wobbegong

noun
  1. an Australian carpet shark, Orectolobus maculatus, with brown-and-white skin
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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Word Origin and History for wobbegong

n.

type of Australian shark, 1852, an Aboriginal word.

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