brolga

noun brol·ga \ˈbrälgə\

Definition of brolga

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of brolga

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


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