Definition of bogong in English:

bogong

(also bogong moth)

Pronunciation: /-ɡäNG//ˈbōɡôNG/

noun

Australian
  • A large brown moth native to southern Australia, formerly used as food by Aborigines.

    • ‘The bogongs, I am reliably informed, normally migrate from Queensland to the Snowy Mountains in October.’
    • ‘Who would support him if he chose controversially to burn off part of the Lane Cove River Park that was home to a distinctive family of bogong moths?’
    • ‘I sense above the rotting bodies of bogong moths in Canberra an especial stench around the events of last Thursday.’
    • ‘As the seasons came round, they gathered for feasts of bogong moths or bunya nuts.’
    • ‘Recently concern has mounted about arsenic levels in the Bogong Moths.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Ngayawuh.

Pronunciation:

bogong

/-ɡäNG//ˈbōɡôNG/