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EtymologyEdit

From the Yugarabul dialect of Turrbal, yūgārī.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /juːɡəɹi/, /juːɡaːɹi/

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NounEdit

eugarie (countable and uncountable, plural eugarie or eugaries)

  1. (Australia, Queensland) The edible saltwater clam Plebidonax deltoides, endemic to Australia.
    • 1989, J. Hall and G. Bowen, An excavation of a midden complex at the Toulkerrie Oystermens Lease, Moreton Island, S.E. Queensland, Queensland Archaeological Research volume 6, page 24,
      The occupants fished, flaked stone for artefacts and built fires but did not gather many shellfish locally (most of the few fragments found in this phase are identifiable as Eugarie from the east coast).
    • 2009, Doris Gray-Woods, With Compass, Chain & Courage[1], page 36:
      In front of him were great piles of blackened eugarie shells, relics of past aboriginal feasts.
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