Billabong meaning

bĭlə-bông, -bŏng
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A dead-end channel extending from the main stream of a river.
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A streambed filled with water only in the rainy season.
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A stagnant pool or backwater.
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A backwater channel forming a lagoon or pool.
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(Australia) A stagnant pool of water.
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A streambed that is only filled with water during the rainy season.
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A channel that dead-ends which extends from the main part of a river.
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An oxbow lake.
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Origin of billabong

  • Wiradhuri (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) bilabaŋ watercourse filled only after rain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiradhuri bilabang

    From Wiktionary