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cockatoo

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noun cock·a·too \ˈkä-kə-ˌtü\

Simple Definition of cockatoo

  • : a type of large parrot from Australia that has a large colorful bunch of feathers on top of its head

Full Definition of cockatoo

plural cock·a·toos

  1. :  any of various large noisy chiefly Australasian crested parrots (family Cacatuidae and especially genus Cacatua)



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