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 (bĭl′ə-bông′, -bŏng′)
n. Australian
1. A dead-end channel extending from the main stream of a river.
2. A streambed filled with water only in the rainy season.
3. A stagnant pool or backwater.

[Wiradhuri (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) bilabaŋ, watercourse filled only after rain.]


1. (Physical Geography) a backwater channel that forms a lagoon or pool
2. (Physical Geography) a branch of a river running to a dead end
[C19: from a native Australian language, from billa river + bong dead]


(ˈbɪl əˌbɔŋ, -ˌbɒŋ)

n. Australian.
a stagnant backwater formed by receding floodwater.
[1830–40; < Wiradjuri]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.billabong - a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
puddle, pool - a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid; "there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; "the body lay in a pool of blood"
2.billabong - a branch of a river made by water flowing from the main stream only when the water level is high
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one


n (Austral) (of river)Seitenarm meines Flusses; (= pool)stehendes Wasser
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