dilly bag
noun Etymology: Yagara (Australian aboriginal language of Queensland) dili coarse grass, fiber bag Date: 1867 an Australian mesh bag made of native fibers

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  • dilly bag — noun Etymology: Australian dhilla hair Australia : a mesh bag of native fibers used for carrying various articles and usually having a drawstring * * * /dil ee/, Australian. a bag made from reeds, grasses, or hair. [1840 50; dilly < Waga… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dilly bag — UK [ˈdɪlɪ ˌbæɡ] / US noun [countable] Word forms dilly bag : singular dilly bag plural dilly bags Australian a type of bag for carrying things in …   English dictionary

  • dilly bag — /dil ee/, Australian. a bag made from reeds, grasses, or hair. [1840 50; dilly < Waga (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Kingaroy, S Queensland) dila] * * * …   Universalium

  • dilly bag — noun a) Traditional Australian Aboriginal string bag, made from twisted bark fibres. Used for gathering food. b) (By extension) Any similar loose bag with a large strap, normally made of soft cloth …   Wiktionary

  • Dilly-bag — food bag or small bag to carry things …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • dilly-bag — Australian Slang food bag or small bag to carry things …   English dialects glossary

  • dilly bag — dil|ly bag [ dıli ,bæg ] noun count AUSTRALIAN a type of bag for carrying things in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dilly-bag — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dillybag — A dillybag or dilly bag is a traditional Australian Aboriginal bag, generally woven from the fibres of plant species of the Pandanus genus.[verification needed]. It is used for a variety of food transportation and preparation purposes. Dilly… …   Wikipedia

  • Australian Aboriginal fibrecraft — refers to the various ways Australian Aborigines created fibres traditionally. Materials used depended on where the people lived in Australia.Bark Baskets were often made from twisted bark fibresBark was used by many people across the continent.… …   Wikipedia

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