kookaburra

noun kook·a·bur·ra \ ˈku̇-kə-ˌbər-ə , -ˌbə-rə \

Definition of kookaburra

: a brownish kingfisher (Dacelo novaeguineae synonym D. gigas) of Australia that is about the size of a crow and has a call resembling loud laughter called also laughing jackass

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Origin and Etymology of kookaburra

Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) gugubarra


KOOKABURRA Defined for English Language Learners

kookaburra

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Definition of kookaburra for English Language Learners

  • : a large Australian bird whose call is like loud laughter


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kookaburra

noun kook·a·bur·ra \ ˈku̇-kə-ˌbər-ə \

Definition of kookaburra for Students

: an Australian bird that has a call resembling loud laughter

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