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kookaburra

noun kook·a·bur·ra \ˈk-kə-ˌbər-ə, -ˌbə-rə\

: a large Australian bird whose call is like loud laughter

Full Definition of KOOKABURRA

:  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
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Origin of KOOKABURRA

Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) gugubarra
First Known Use: 1834

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kookaburra

noun kook·a·bur·ra \ˈk-kə-ˌbər-ə\

Definition of KOOKABURRA for Kids

:  an Australian bird that has a call resembling loud laughter

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