galah

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noun ga·lah \gə-ˈlä\

Definition of galah

  1. :  an Australian cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus synonym Cacatua roseicapilla) that has the back, wings, and tail gray and the head and underparts various shades of rosy pink, that sometimes is a pest in wheat-growing areas, and that is often kept as a cage bird

Origin and Etymology of galah

Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) gilaa


First Known Use: 1862


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