cockatoo

noun cock·a·too \ ˈkä-kə-ˌtü \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of cockatoo

plural cockatoos
: 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


COCKATOO Defined for English Language Learners

cockatoo

noun

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

noun cock·a·too \ ˈkä-kə-ˌtü \

Definition of cockatoo for Students

plural cockatoos
: a large, noisy, and usually brightly colored crested parrot mostly of Australia


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