bunyip

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bun·yip

 (bŭn′yĭp)
n. Australian
1. An imaginary monster inhabiting swamps and lagoons.
2. An imposter; a fake.

[Wathawurrung (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) ban-yib.]

bunyip

(ˈbʌnjɪp)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) Austral a legendary monster said to inhabit swamps and lagoons of the Australian interior
[C19: from a native Australian language]