macaw

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noun ma·caw \mə-ˈkȯ\

Definition of macaw

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of macaw

Portuguese (now obsolete) macao


First Known Use: 1625


MACAW Defined for English Language Learners

macaw

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noun ma·caw \mə-ˈkȯ\

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

macaw

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noun ma·caw \mə-ˈkȯ\

Definition of macaw for Students

  1. :  a large parrot of Central and South America with a long tail, a harsh voice, and bright feathers


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