brol·​ga | \ ˈbrälgə \
plural -s

Definition of brolga

: a pale gray crestless Australian crane (Grus rubicunda) that is generally seen in pairs and has a habit of gathering in groups and moving about as if dancing

called also native companion

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History and Etymology for brolga

borrowed from Gamilaraay or Yuwaalaraay (closely related languages of northeastern New South Wales) burraalga

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“Brolga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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