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cockatiel

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noun cock·a·tiel \ˈkäk-ə-ˌtēl\

Simple Definition of cockatiel

  • : a type of small parrot from Australia that has a yellow head and is often kept as a pet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cockatiel

  1. :  a crested small gray Australian parrot (Nymphicus hollandicus of the family Cacatuidae) with a yellow head


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