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 Lu stars as a young realtor’s apprentice, Jean, who plays temporary caretaker to a beautiful house on the market, filled with exotic animals (a macaw, a tortoise). Eliza Harper Wallace, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Mar. 2022 But the options were scant: motel rooms or apartments way too small for a family of nine, with dogs and a macaw that liked to shriek at random and eat crown molding. Madalyn Amato, Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 Either way, a blue-and-yellow macaw that zookeepers named Juliet is believed to be the only wild bird of its kind left in the Brazilian city where the birds once flew far and wide. David Biller, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 6 Aug. 2020 See More

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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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Last Updated

28 Mar 2022

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“Macaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macaw. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for macaw

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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