Definitions

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  • n. a Japanese written language established mainly during the Heian period, circa 900–1200 CE, and continued to be commonly used until circa 1900.
  • n. A kind of canoe used in Central America and South America.
  • n. A kind of boat used in the southern United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of canoe used in Central and South America; also, a kind of boat used in the Southern United States.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of canoe used in Central and South America, and in the southern part of the United States.

Etymologies

The transliteration of Japanese 文語 (ぶんご, bungo) "writing language". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to the official story, as outlined in two coroner's reports, he died of asphyxiation caused by his attempt to swallow a packet of "bungo" (a form of marijuana), presumably out of fear of being caught in possession.

    Criminal injustice in Egypt

  • Iniisip ang North Star hugot mahigitan karayom, isang palawakin Earth base sa mapa, pagkatao ayon sa hugis ng bungo ...

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  • Pagkakaiba sa structure ng gilid ng bungo ng butil ay maaaring ipaliwanag kung bakit ang mga tao ang mas mahusay na sa 3-D object na pag-ikot sa pagsubok kaysa sa mga kababaihan.

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  • Marakwet: ochon Mbeere: mungo, rwonge, rwongi Somali: dhangalow, dongola Swahili: mbungo, mpira, bungo (fruit) Taita: meru, mameru (plural), ndimu Taveta: ivungu

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  • We advanced along the lake shore some distance, fording the mouth of the little Rio Lajas, whose waters had lost much depth since I first, passed over this road, crossing the stream in a bungo.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • When we came to Rivas, we found many rumors about the enemy, but it was certain only that a bungo with natives from the island had been captured, as it came to shore, by a party of rangers, and it was these prisoners 'report that the enemy were gathering provisions on the island, and awaiting reinforcements, on whose arrival they would land and attack us upon the isthmus.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • Lion's fat is regarded as a sure preventive of tsetse or bungo.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

  • Carlos in a bungo packet, so full as to necessitate closer acquaintanceship with many amiable Nicaraguans than was agreeable to my insular prejudices.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • The bungo is poled along by twelve bungo-men, who have usually only one suit of clothes each, which they do not wear during the day, but keep stowed away under the cargo that it may be dry to put on at night.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • Given these Greek and Sanskrit, linguists assumed that the Indo-European form of this word was * bénǵʰus, giving a Germanic reflex pinguz; but instead we see Old High German bungo 'bump'.

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