English: bee, bees, English bee, native light coloured or white bee, honey
Bundjalung: gabay
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
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Category: insect
Comment: Y:Sha:Culhm says 'small native bee', Y:Watsn says 'native light-coloured bee'; probably same as gabeh, q.v.; English bee, also bee generally; also see nyugay; gudjeh 'small native bee' also see nyugay; gudjeh 'small native bee'; 'English bee' nugay bargal bargal i.e. the much stinging nugay (Y:Hanln).
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict kabay; Y:Sha:Culhm gabay small native bee; Y:Watsn kab'ai native light-coloured bee ; Y:Hanln kuppai, nugai bee; nugai purragul purragul English bee, i.e. the much stinging bee ;
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha:Turnbl gabay bees
South West: Wa:Crowl small sp. of bee, honey, sugar
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt white native bee, also used by some for honey, European bee; Ga:Smy gabai honey; Gd:Sc:JThomas UClarnce cabbi, goojerrie Native bee (2 kinds), cubbu honey native bee ;


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