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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
ara
arapapagáj

macaw

[məˈkɔː] Nguacamayo m

macaw

nAra m

macaw

[məˈkɔː] n (bird) → ara
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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.
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The zoo, according to its director, was now left with three macaws.
The suspects claimed that they broke the cage's lock with a screwdriver and stole the Macaws.
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It's a thrilling sight to see colorful flocks of macaws bursting from the trees into the sty There are many kinds, colors, and sizes of macaws.
The P4b gene partial sequences obtained from the avipoxvirus isolate Betim-1 of the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus) (GenBank accession no.
Chimps, left, |enjoy the sweet treats while blue and gold macaw Charlie, far left, and black and white ruffed lemur Yoda, right, are set for a scrumptious snack.
Meanwhile, deranged cockatoo Nigel (Jemaine Clement) and love-sick amphibian sidekick Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) hatch a diabolical scheme to exact revenge on the unsuspecting macaws.
When Blu's former owner Linda (Leslie Mann) and her husband, the Brazilian ornithologist, Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro), discover that there are more Spinx's macaws deep in the Amazon rain forest, Blu and his family set off on an adventure to find their own kind in the wilderness fully equipped with a faulty GPS navigator.