budgerow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi [Term?].

Noun[edit]

budgerow (plural budgerows)

  1. (now historical) A large, slow-moving barge used in India.
    • 1838, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Duty and Inclination, volume II, London: Henry Colburn, page 218:
      In a short time after a budgerow lay beside the vessel, and notice was given that it came to convey about fifteen passengers on shore.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 39:
      A double-masted houseboat of capacious dimensions, the budgerow’s hull was painted blue and grey, to match the Raskhali estate's livery []