One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for cockatiel
- ‘We have had a Rottweiler, a Tibetan spaniel, an Australian silky terrier, 3 cats, a rainbow lorikeet quarrions, budgies, guinea pigs, a turtle, various fish and the newest additions are three lop-eared bunnies.’
- ‘I breed rabbits, quarrions, and used to breed rats and mice, so I know the drill.’
- ‘What's more, I was woken up at dawn at his place by the sound of raucous cockatiels - or quarrions, as they are more commonly known in Australia.’
Early 20th century: from Wiradhuri guwarraying.
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