Simple Definition of kookaburra
: 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
Origin of kookaburra
Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) gugubarra
First Known Use: 1834
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Definition of kookaburra
: an Australian bird that has a call resembling loud laughter
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