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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry [syn: kookaburra, laughing jackass, Dacelo gigas]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) gugubarra Date: 1834 a brownish kingfisher (Dacelo novaeguineae syn. D. gigas) of Australia that is about the size of a crow and has a call resembling loud laughter called also laughing jackass

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any Australian kingfisher of the genus Dacelo, esp. D. novaeguineae, which makes a strange laughing cry. Also called laughing jackass. Etymology: Aboriginal



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