blue-and-gold macaw

noun
variants: or less commonly blue-and-yellow macaw

Definition of blue-and-gold macaw

: a large macaw (Ara ararauna) of Central and South America that has blue upperparts, golden-yellow underparts, a greenish-blue forehead, and a black bib below the bill The more expensive birds in the store, like the $1,500 blue-and-gold macaw, are more valuable because of their bright color, size, ability to talk and pleasant disposition …— S. R. Carroll, Chicago Tribune, 3 Dec. 1989

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First Known Use of blue-and-gold macaw

1792, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue-and-gold macaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue-and-gold%20macaw. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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