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wobbegong

[wob-ee-gong] /ˈwɒb iˌgɒŋ/
noun, Australian.
1.
the carpet shark.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; perhaps < an Australian Aboriginal language
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wobbegong

/ˈwɒbɪˌɡɒŋ/
noun
1.
an Australian carpet shark, Orectolobus maculatus, with brown-and-white skin
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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Word Origin and History for wobbegong
n.

type of Australian shark, 1852, an Aboriginal word.

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