corella

noun
co·​rel·​la | \ kə-ˈre-lə How to pronounce corella (audio) \
plural corellas

Definition of corella

: any of various mostly white, relatively small cockatoos (genus Cacatua) chiefly of Australia: such as
a : a long-billed cockatoo (Cacatua tenuirostris) often kept as a cage bird and readily trained to talk

called also long-billed corella

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History and Etymology for corella

native name in Australia

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“Corella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corella. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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