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also cock·a·teel  (kŏk′ə-tēl′)
A small crested Australian parrot (Nymphicus hollandicus) having gray and yellow plumage.

[Dutch kaketielje, ultimately from Malay kakatua, cockatoo; see cockatoo.]
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Noun1.cockateel - small grey Australian parrot with a yellow crested headcockateel - small grey Australian parrot with a yellow crested head
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
genus Nymphicus, Nymphicus - a genus of Psittacidae
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