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cock·a·tiel

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

[Dutch kaketielje, ultimately from Malay kakatua, cockatoo; see cockatoo.]

cockatiel

(ˌkɒkəˈtiːl) or

cockateel

n
(Animals) a crested Australian parrot, Leptolophus hollandicus, having a greyish-brown and yellow plumage
[C19: from Dutch kaketielje, from Portuguese cacatilha a little cockatoo, from cacatua cockatoo]

cock•a•tiel

or cock•a•teel

(ˈkɒk əˌtil)

n.
a crested Australian parrot, Nymphicus hollandicus.
[1875–80; < Dutch kaketielje < Portuguese cacatilha=cacat(ua) cockatoo + -ilha < Latin -illa diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cockatiel - small grey Australian parrot with a yellow crested headcockatiel - 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
Translations

cockatiel

[ˌkɒkəˈtɪəl] ncacatoès m
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