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Meaning of billabong

bil•la•bong

Pronunciation: (bil'u-bông", -bong"), [key]
— n. Australian.
  1. a branch of a river flowing away from the main stream but leading to no other body of water; a blind or dead-end channel.
  2. a creek bed holding water only in the rainy season; a dried-up watercourse.
  3. a stagnant backwater or slough formed by receding floodwater.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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