macaw

noun
ma·​caw | \ mə-ˈkȯ How to pronounce macaw (audio) \

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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Examples of macaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in September, a blue macaw decided to join in on Brazil's women's team scrimmage, landing on defender Bruna Benites' head at the start of the second half. Noura Abou Zeinab, CNN, "How animals invaded the world of sport in 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Ongoing activities include more than 10 daily keeper chats, the Wonders of the Wild wildlife show, the macaw-in-flight experience, pop-up animal encounters in ZooNorth and hourly animal presentations at the Wild Encounters Stage. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this August in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 6 Aug. 2020 In it, the 73-year-old rocker wore huge square sunglasses that took up half of his face and a cheetah-print suit at his desk with an electric blue parrot, a hyacinth macaw to be precise, by his side. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Iggy Pop Has Been a Suit Maestro All Along," 30 Sep. 2020 Ongoing activities include more than 10 daily keeper chats, the Wonders of the Wild wildlife show, the macaw-in-flight experience, pop-up animal encounters in ZooNorth and hourly animal presentations at the Wild Encounters Stage. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this August in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 6 Aug. 2020 Ongoing activities include more than 10 daily keeper chats, the Wonders of the Wild wildlife show, the macaw-in-flight experience, pop-up animal encounters in ZooNorth and hourly animal presentations at the Wild Encounters Stage. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this August in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 6 Aug. 2020 Ongoing activities include more than 10 daily keeper chats, the Wonders of the Wild wildlife show, the macaw-in-flight experience, pop-up animal encounters in ZooNorth and hourly animal presentations at the Wild Encounters Stage. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this August in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 6 Aug. 2020 Ongoing activities include more than 10 daily keeper chats, the Wonders of the Wild wildlife show, the macaw-in-flight experience, pop-up animal encounters in ZooNorth and hourly animal presentations at the Wild Encounters Stage. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this August in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 6 Aug. 2020 The macaw behavior wasn’t necessarily selfish, however. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Parrots Will Share Currency to Help Their Pals Purchase Food," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of macaw

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macaw

Portuguese (now obsolete) macao

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“Macaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macaw. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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macaw

noun

English Language Learners Definition of macaw

: a bird of South and Central America that has a long tail and bright colorful feathers

macaw

noun
ma·​caw | \ mə-ˈkȯ How to pronounce macaw (audio) \

Kids Definition of macaw

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

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