Major Mitchell's cockatoo
Major Mitchell cockatooor
Definition of Major Mitchell's cockatoo
: a white Australian cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri synonym Cacatua leadbeateri) with the plumage flushed roseate and a large, showy crest barred yellow and red Two birds with amazing crests are the sulphur-crested cockatoo and the Major Mitchell's cockatoo … — Ranger Rick, September 1985 … past flocks of Major Mitchell cockatoos, which take to the sky in fear, revealing the crimson splash of the underwings. — Bob Reiss, Smithsonian, June 1986 —called also pink cockatoo
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Origin and Etymology of major mitchell's cockatoo
after Major Sir Thomas Mitchell †1855 British explorer in Australia
First Known Use: circa 1898See Words from the same year
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