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Bu-yi, s.—A stone. For geological description, see Boye.

Bu-yibillanăk, s.—Rocky ground; land covered with stones. From Tu-yi, a stone, and Billang, to roll; meaning ground rolled over with stones. It is in sandy soil of this nature that the Djubăk, or native potato is mostly found.

Bu-yit, s.—A species of coleopterous insect.

Bu-yu, s.—Smoke.

Bwolluk, proper name—(K. G. S.) The name of a star.

Bwonegur—(K. G. S.) To pluck. See Barnan.

Bwot—(K. G. S.) Cloudy.

Bwye—(K. G. S.) An egg.

Bwyego, s.—A species of fungus eaten by the natives.

Bwyre-ang—(K. G. S.) The second brother.

Byăngbăng, a.—Light; not heavy.

Byi, s.—Posteriors.

Byl-yi, s.—A small species of leech. There are many in the swamps, lakes, and stagnant pools of rivers, which fasten readily on those who go into such waters.

Byl-yur, a.—Hungry; empty.

By-yu, s.—The fruit of the Zamia tree. This in its natural state is poisonous; but the natives, who are very fond of it, deprive it of its injurious qualities by soaking it in water for a few days, and then burying it in sand, where it is left until nearly dry, and is then fit to eat. They usually roast it, when it possesses a flavour not unlike a mealy chestnut; it is in full season in the Month of May. It is almost the only thing at all approaching to a fruit which the country produces. Wild grape, nutmeg, and peach trees are said to exist on the N.W. coast.

By-yu Gul-yidi, s.—Little magpie.

D.

N.B. The sounds of D and T are in so many instances used indiscriminately, or interchangeably, that it is frequently difficult to distinguish which sound predominates. The predominant sound varies in different districts. See Preface.

Da, s.—The mouth. See Dta.

Dabba,s.—A knife. See Tabba.

Dabardak—(K. G. S.) A species of fish.

Dadim, a.—South word for bad, Djul; applied to anything hard, dry, unpalatable.

Dadja, s.—An animal fit to eat; or the flesh of any such animal; animal food, as contra-distinguished from Maryn, vegetable food.

Dadjamaryn, s.—Food of all sorts, animal and vegetable.

Da-gangoon, v.—(Northern dialect.) To kill.

Daht, a.—Sly; cunning; noiseless.

Dakaruug—(Vasse.) To break.