umbrella cockatoo

noun

Definition of umbrella cockatoo

: a white cockatoo (Cacatua alba) native to Indonesia that has a long, broad, white crest resembling an umbrella when raised and that is often kept as a pet Sidney is a 20-month-old, foot-tall white umbrella cockatoo with yellow markings under each wing and its tail. Store manager Dana Adams says only the bird knows whether it's a male or female.— Larry Powell, The Dallas Morning News, 12 Jan. 2001

called also white cockatoo

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Umbrella cockatoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbrella%20cockatoo. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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