cockatiel

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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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A 1-year-old male cinnamon pearl cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) was presented for evaluation of apparent fusion of the upper and lower right eyelids and narrowing of the palpebral fissure of the left eye.