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native companion

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noun Ornithology.
  1. brolga.
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Origin of native companion

First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for native companion

native companion

noun
  1. Australian another name for the brolga
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Word Origin

C19: so called because the birds were observed in pairs
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