Definition of macaw
: any of numerous parrots (especially genus Ara) of South and Central America including some of the largest and showiest of parrots
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Sunshine and Chance are the resident macaws at the Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach.
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Origin and Etymology of macaw
Portuguese (now obsolete) macao
First Known Use: 1625
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
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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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