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cockatoo definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -toos) Etymology: Dutch kaketoe, from Malay kakatua Date: 1634 any of various large noisy chiefly Australasian crested parrots (family Cacatuidae and especially genus Cacatua)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 any of several parrots of the family Cacatuinae, having powerful beaks and erectile crests. 2 Austral. & NZ colloq. a small farmer. Etymology: Du. kaketoe f. Malay kakatua, assim. to COCK(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cockatoo Cock`a*too, n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily Cacatuin[ae], having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised or depressed at will. There are several genera and many species; as the broad-crested (Plictolophus, or Cacatua, cristatus), the sulphur-crested (P. galeritus), etc. The palm or great black cockatoo of Australia is Microglossus aterrimus.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cockatoos) A cockatoo is a kind of parrot from Australia or New Guinea which has a bunch of feathers called a crest on its head. N-COUNT



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