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A mound of shells, ashes, and other debris accumulated in a place used for cooking by Australian Aborigines.
- ‘In many parts of the country the mirnyongs have been destroyed by the agricultural settlers, who use them for manure.’
- ‘Two of these are the marks cut on trees, which will soon disappear; and the 'native ovens,' or mirnyong.’
Probably from an Aboriginal language of Victoria.
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