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brolga

[brol-guh] /ˈbrɒl gə/
noun
1.
a large Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, with silvery-gray plumage and a red patch on the head, noted for its elaborate courtship dance.
Also called native companion.
Origin
Yuwaalaraay
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Kamilaroi or Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, N New South Wales) burralga
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brolga

/ˈbrɒlɡə/
noun
1.
a large grey Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, having a red-and-green head and a trumpeting call Also called Australian crane, native companion
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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