Definition of bardie in English:

bardie

(also bardee, bardy)

noun

Australian
  • The edible larva or pupa of certain insects.

    • ‘The best way to find bardies is to find a local who knows what he is talking about.’
    • ‘It has a sort of Australian twang to it and is in common with several other similar phrases, all with the same meaning: starve the bardies [bardies are grubs], stiffen the crows, spare the crow.’
    • ‘They also enjoy beetle grubs known as bardees and green tree ants mashed into a paste with water and used as a drink.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Nyungar (and other Aboriginal languages) bardi.

Pronunciation:

bardie

/ˈbɑːdi/