Definition of Billabong

1. Noun. A stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently.

Geographical relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia
Generic synonyms: Pool, Puddle



2. Noun. A branch of a river made by water flowing from the main stream only when the water level is high.
Generic synonyms: Branch

Definition of Billabong

1. n. In Australia, a blind channel leading out from a river; -- sometimes called an anabranch. This is the sense of the word as used in the Public Works Department; but the term has also been locally applied to mere back-waters forming stagnant pools and to certain water channels arising from a source.

Definition of Billabong

1. Noun. (Australia) A stagnant pool of water. ¹

2. Noun. A streambed that is only filled with water during the rainy season. ¹

3. Noun. A channel that dead-ends which extends from the main part of a river. ¹

4. Noun. An oxbow lake. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Billabong

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Billabong

bill of material
bill of materials
bill of particulars
bill of quantities
bill of review
bill of rights
bill of sale
bill of sight
bill of store
bill poster
bill sticker
billa vera
billability
billable
billables
billabong (current term)
billabongs
billard
billary
billboarded
billboarding
billboardless
billboardlike
billboards
billbook
billbooks
billbug
billbugs
billed

Literary usage of Billabong

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1. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1897)
"There are four separate pumping plants raising water from the river, the most important of which is that known as the billabong system, and which utilises a ..."

2. Beautiful Accommodation in Queensland, Australia by Simon St John (2004)
"billabong Bed and Breakfast 30 Caribbean Street, Holloways Beach Qld 4878 Tel: 07 4037 0162 Fax: 07 4037 Old.! Email: into"' c£rns-bed-breakfast. ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1898)
"They were on horseback by the banks of the Willandra billabong, ... They were running the billabong up towards the river. A billabong is an outlet from a ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute by Royal Commonwealth Society (1897)
"There are four separate pumping plants raising water from the river, the most important of which is that known as the billabong system, and which utilises a ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute by Royal Empire Society, London (1897)
"There are four separate pumping plants raising water from the river, the most important of which is that known as the billabong system, and which utilises a ..."

6. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"billabong, n. an effluent from a river, returning to it, or often ending in ... billabong is often regarded as a synonym for Anabranch (qv) ; but there is ..."

7. Old Melbourne Memories by Rolf Boldrewood (1896)
"He it was who first placed a dam across the uncertain watercourse of the billabong, and thus aided the inception of the great system of water-storage now so ..."

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