drongo
noun (plural drongos) Etymology: Malagasy Date: 1841 any of a family (Dicruridae) of insectivorous passerine birds native to Africa, Asia, and Australia that usually have glossy black plumage and long forked tails

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  • drongo —    An Australian term for a slow witted, stupid person, or in military circles, a raw recruit. ‘Drongo’ is actually an Australian bird name, but Aussie Talk, edited by Arthur Delbridge, suggests that there was a racehorse called Drongo in the… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • drongo — drongo1 /drong goh/, n., pl. drongos. any passerine bird of the family Dicruridae, of Africa, Asia, and Australia, the several species usually having black plumage and long, forked tails. [1835 45; < Malagasy] drongo2 /drong goh/, n., pl. drongos …   Universalium

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