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macaw

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noun ma·caw \mə-ˈkȯ\

Simple Definition of macaw

  • : a bird of South and Central America that has a long tail and bright colorful feathers

Full Definition of macaw

  1. :  any of numerous parrots (especially genus Ara) of South and Central America including some of the largest and showiest of parrots


MACAW Defined for Kids

macaw

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noun ma·caw \mə-ˈkȯ\

Definition of macaw

  1. :  a large parrot of Central and South America with a long tail, a harsh voice, and bright feathers




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