dugite

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Etymology[edit]

From Nyunga.

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Noun[edit]

dugite ‎(plural dugites)

  1. Pseudonaja affinis, a highly venomous snake of southwest Australia.
    • 1983, Robert Drewe, The Bodysurfers, Penguin 2009, p. 150:
      A small dugite crawled across the lawn from the golf links.
    • 1993, Tim Winton, Land's Edge, Picador 2014, p. 19:
      Dugites and bobtails rustled out there, and in the evenings, bronzed by the sun as it dunked into the sea, whole mobs of kangaroos lined the ridge […].