cockatiel

noun cock·a·tiel \ ˈkäk-ə-ˌtēl \

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


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cockatiel

noun

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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