a backwater channel forming a lagoon or pool
Origin of billabong; from name in a language of Australia ; from billa, water + bong, dead
- A dead-end channel extending from the main stream of a river.
- A streambed filled with water only in the rainy season.
- A stagnant pool or backwater.
Origin of billabongWiradhuri (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) bilaba&njlig;, watercourse filled only after rain.
From Wiradhuri bilabang