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A millipede which curls up into a pinwheel-shaped coil when disturbed.
- ‘It's fun to speculate about a meal featuring beetle broth; locust wing hors d'oeuvres; spider pie entrée with fly fritters; main dish of worm Wellington, caterpillar dumplings and songololos julienne.’
- ‘His concern is with songololos, especially after a downpour.’
- ‘The sounds and sight of these sleek and powerful metallic songololos have become part of everyday life for the communities through whose land they pass.’
Early 20th century: from Xhosa i-songololo, Zulu i-shongololo (from ukus(h)onga roll up).
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