from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Australian A dead-end channel extending from the main stream of a river.
- n. Australian A streambed filled with water only in the rainy season.
- n. Australian A stagnant pool or backwater.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stagnant pool of water.
- n. A streambed that is only filled with water during the rainy season.
- n. A channel that dead-ends which extends from the main part of a river.
- n. An oxbow lake.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Australia, a stream which flows away from the main stream (in some cases returning to it at a farther point); an effluent. Also billibong, billybong.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a branch of a river made by water flowing from the main stream only when the water level is high
- n. a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
Wiradhuri (Aboriginal language of southeast Australia) bilabaŋ, watercourse filled only after rain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Wiradhuri bilabang (Wiktionary)