Definition of macaw
: any of numerous parrots (especially genus Ara) of South and Central America including some of the largest and showiest of parrots
Recent Examples of macaw from the Web
Today, people walking or biking along Fourth Street just north of Churchill Downs often stop to gawk at the dozen colorful macaws scattered about the lot.
She's reduced her flock of parrots, macaws and other exotic birds to 250.
The lighting restoration, funded through a $530,000 state grant, showcases the fixtures' vivid colors and unique designs, some featuring Loretta, the macaw that once lived in the lobby.
In this Miami Herald file photo from 1946, Winston Churchill, sits with Butch the cockatoo, Marco the military macaw, and friends at Parrot Jungle in Pinecrest.
One of the classes owns a parrot or macaw that flies around behind her.
At different moments during the trip, the men cross paths with macaws, deer and pit vipers, all seemingly unfazed by their presence.
Sunshine and Chance are the resident macaws at the Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach.
A pair of macaws fly below us, showing off their brilliant colors.
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Origin and Etymology of macaw
Portuguese (now obsolete) macao
First Known Use: 1625See Words from the same year
MACAW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of macaw for English Language Learners
: a bird of South and Central America that has a long tail and bright colorful feathers
MACAW Defined for Kids
Definition of macaw for Students
: a large parrot of Central and South America with a long tail, a harsh voice, and bright feathers
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