brolga

noun

brol·​ga
ˈbrälgə
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Brolga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brolga. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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