cockatoo

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noun cock·a·too \ˈkä-kə-ˌtü\

Definition of cockatoo

plural

cockatoos

  1. :  any of various large noisy chiefly Australasian crested parrots (family Cacatuidae and especially genus Cacatua)

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Origin and Etymology of cockatoo

Dutch kaketoe, from Malay kakatua


First Known Use: 1634


COCKATOO Defined for English Language Learners

cockatoo

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noun cock·a·too \ˈkä-kə-ˌtü\

Definition of cockatoo for English Language Learners

  • : a type of large parrot from Australia that has a large colorful bunch of feathers on top of its head


COCKATOO Defined for Kids

cockatoo

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noun cock·a·too \ˈkä-kə-ˌtü\

Definition of cockatoo for Students

plural

cockatoos

  1. :  a large, noisy, and usually brightly colored crested parrot mostly of Australia


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