mirrnyong

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Etymology[edit]

From an Aboriginal language.

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mirrnyong (plural mirrnyongs)

  1. (Australia, archaeology) A mound of cooking debris accumulated by Aborigines; a kitchen midden.
    • 1969, Aldo Massola, Journey to Aboriginal Victoria, page 26,
      Along the Creek′s west bank there were three small mirnyongs or native ovens, the first of which, about 200 yards north of the Princes Highway, was the best preserved, until it was bull-dozed out of existence in March 1966 by the Country Roads Board [] .

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