Definition of cockatiel
: a crested small gray Australian parrot (Nymphicus hollandicus of the family Cacatuidae) with a yellow head
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Origin and Etymology of cockatiel
Dutch kaketielje, from Portuguese cacatilha, from cacatua cockatoo
First Known Use: 1877
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Definition of cockatiel for English Language Learners
: a type of small parrot from Australia that has a yellow head and is often kept as a pet
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