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cock·a·too

 (kŏk′ə-to͞o′)
n. pl. cock·a·toos
Any of various parrots of the family Cacatuidae of Australia and adjacent areas, characterized by a long erectile crest.

[Dutch kaketoe, from Malay kakatua.]
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cockatoo

(ˌkɒkəˈtuː; ˈkɒkəˌtuː)
n, pl -toos
1. (Animals) any of various parrots of the genus Kakatoe and related genera, such as K. galerita (sulphur-crested cockatoo), of Australia and New Guinea. They have an erectile crest and most of them are light-coloured
2. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ a small farmer or settler
3. informal Austral a lookout during some illegal activity
[C17: from Dutch kaketoe, from Malay kakatua]
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cock•a•too

(ˈkɒk əˌtu, ˌkɒk əˈtu)

n., pl. -toos.
any of several large, usu. white crested parrots of the genus Cacatua and allied genera, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands.
[1610–20; < Dutch kaketoe < Malay kakatua]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cockatoo - white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian regioncockatoo - white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
Cacatua, genus Cacatua, genus Kakatoe, Kakatoe - a genus of Psittacidae
Cacatua galerita, Kakatoe galerita, sulphur-crested cockatoo - white cockatoo with a yellow erectile crest
Kakatoe leadbeateri, pink cockatoo - white Australian cockatoo with roseate tinged plumage
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Translations
بَبَّغاء ذات ذُؤابَه على رأسِها
kakadu
kakadue
kakadu
kakadu
kakadúi, skúfpáfi
kakadu
kakadū
kakadu
taçlı papağan

cockatoo

[ˌkɒkəˈtuː] Ncacatúa f
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cockatoo

[ˌkɒkəˈtuː] ncacatoès mcocked hat [ˌkɒktˈhæt] ntricorne m
to knock sth into a cocked hat (= surpass) → dépasser qch de très loin
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cockatoo

nKakadu m
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cockatoo

[ˌkɒkəˈtuː] ncacatoa m inv
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cockatoo

(kokəˈtuː) plural cockaˈtoos noun
a parrot with a large crest.
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References in periodicals archive ?
examined (%) Cacatuidae Nymphicus 0/8 (0) Psiltacidae Agapornis 0/2 (0) Alisterus 0/1 (0) Amazona 0/20 (0) Ara 0/17 (0) Aratinga 0/1 (0) Barnardius 0/7 (0) Bolborhynchus 0/3 (0) Neopsepliotus 0/3 (0) Pionus 0/3 (0) Platycercus 0/69 (0) Polytelis 0/11 (0) Psephotus 0/1 (0) Psittacula 3/79 (3.8) Psittacus 0/6 (0) Pyrrhura 0/5 (0) Trichoglossus 1/14(7.1) Total 4/250 (1.6) BFDV Family Genus no.
Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus, Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae) are birds of Australian origin that live in flocks and are found mainly in subtropical and temperate regions.
Toft, 'Molecular Systematics and Biogeography of the Cockatoos (Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae)', The Auk, 116.1 (1999), 141-57.