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cockatiel

noun cock·a·tiel \ˈkäk-ə-ˌtēl\

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

Full Definition of COCKATIEL

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

Origin of COCKATIEL

Dutch kaketielje, from Portuguese cacatilha, from cacatua cockatoo
First Known Use: 1877

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