currawong
currawong cur"ra*wong (k[^u]r"[.a]*w[o^]ng), n. any of several bluish black fruit-eating birds of Australia of the genus {Strepera} having a bell-like call.

Syn: bell magpie. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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  • currawong — [ kʌrəwɒŋ] noun a crow like Australian songbird with mainly black or grey plumage, a robust straight bill, and a resonant call. [Genus Strepera: three species.] Origin 1920s: from an Aborig. word …   English new terms dictionary

  • currawong — cur·ra·wong …   English syllables

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