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- n. Plural form of bunyip.
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Sometimes a big steamer would be coming in, churning the water under her paddles and tearing up the bay like a hundred bunyips.
As noted above, bunyips and rainbow serpents are not related.
Also, the National Library has an online exhibit about bunyips, including legends, pictures, and more.
All the Darling bunyips are supposed to come from Adelaide.
We have far more species of rainforest plants than the Amazon, showing that patches of forest have been long isolated, but also that they have never been wiped out by drought or heat or cold, or by bunyips, for that matter.
Aboriginal "dreamtime" stories for example, spoke of fascinating mythical creatures known as bunyips.