wobbegong

[ wob-ee-gong ]
/ ˈwɒb iˌgɒŋ /

noun Australian.

the carpet shark.

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Origin of wobbegong

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

wobbegong
/ (ˈwɒbɪˌɡɒŋ) /

noun

an Australian carpet shark, Orectolobus maculatus, with brown-and-white skin

Word Origin for wobbegong

from a native Australian language
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