currawong

[kuhr-uh-wawng, -wong]

noun

any of several large black-and-white passerine birds of the genus Strepera, of Australia, having a resounding bell-like voice.

Origin of currawong

First recorded in 1925–30, currawong is from the Dharuk word gu-ra-wa-ruŋ
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British Dictionary definitions for currawong

currawong

noun

any Australian crowlike songbird of the genus Strepera, having black, grey, and white plumage: family CracticidaeAlso called: bell magpie

Word Origin for currawong

from a native Australian name
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