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ma·caw

 (mə-kô′)
n.
Any of various parrots of several genera found in Mexico and South and Central America, including the largest parrots and characterized by a long tail, curved powerful bill, and usually brilliant plumage.

[Portuguese macaú, from macaúba, kind of palm tree, from Tupí macahuba, palm tree : maca, palm + ybá, tree.]

macaw

(məˈkɔː)
n
(Animals) any large tropical American parrot of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, having a long tail and brilliant plumage
[C17: from Portuguese macau, of unknown origin]

ma•caw

(məˈkɔ)

n.
any of various extremely large, long-tailed parrots of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, of the New World tropics, noted for their brilliant plumage and harsh voice.
[1660–70; < Portuguese macao, macau < Tupi mak'o]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macaw - long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South Americamacaw - long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
genus Ara, Ara - macaws
Translations
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arapapagáj

macaw

[məˈkɔː] Nguacamayo m

macaw

nAra m

macaw

[məˈkɔː] n (bird) → ara
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Why I knew a macaw once who could say `Good morning
In her neat black turban hat was the gold-green wing of a macaw.
And she went to her desk at once and hung the black turban hat with the gold-green macaw wing in its accustomed place.
Despite the higher mean value in group 1 for monocytes, values in both groups were similar to findings in captive and free-living psittacine birds, (16,20,21,27) although reports for macaw nestlings (Ara species, hyacinth macaws) and eclectus parrots have shown higher values.
The highlight of the resort's Big Birthday Bash will be the opportunity for guests and members to take photos with Apple and Sunshine and to get up close and personal with several of the resort's feathered friends including Ralph and Gracie, two Umbrella Cockatoos; Joseph, an African Grey; Scooter, a Sun Conure; Buckaroo and Merlin, two Green-winged Macaws; and Malickai, a Severe Macaw.
I've received fantastic feedback from both The Wilton group and MACAW Engineering, which I am delighted with".
The gift was much appreciated by four legs and feathers including red pandas, sakis, spider monkeys, lemurs, chimps and macaws.
Jewel fears her three children - Carla (Rachel Crow), Bia (Amandla Stenberg) and Tiago (Pierce Gagnon) - are too domesticated so when Tulio and Linda uncover evidence of thriving blue macaws in the Amazon, the mother insists the entire family answers the call of the wild.
We are indebted to the Hyacinth Macaw Project partners, especially to Universidade Anhanguera Uniderp, Fundacao Toyota do Brasil, Refugio Ecologico Caiman, Parrots International and Bradesco Capitalizacao.
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He said,"The price of a macaw depends on its mimicking skill.
According to District Police Officer(DPO) Bahawalpur Sohail Habib Tajik, a team arrested four culprits involved in various crime of theft of deer, macaw parrots, cockatoo parrots and swans.