[ brol-guh ]
/ ˈbrɒl gə /
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a large Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, with silvery-gray plumage and a red patch on the head, noted for its elaborate courtship dance.
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Also called native companion.
Origin of brolga
First recorded in 1895–1900; from Kamilaroi or Yuwaalaraay (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, northern New South Wales) burralga
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How to use brolga in a sentence
The brolga, or native companion, is a handsome Australian bird of the crane family.Peeps At Many Lands: Australia|Frank Fox
British Dictionary definitions for brolga
/ (ˈbrɒlɡə) /
a large grey Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, having a red-and-green head and a trumpeting callAlso called: Australian crane, native companion
Word Origin for brolga
C19: from a native Australian language
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