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cock·a·tielalso cock·a·teel (kŏk′ə-tēl′)
A small crested Australian parrot (Nymphicus hollandicus) having gray and yellow plumage.
[Dutch kaketielje, ultimately from Malay kakatua, cockatoo; see cockatoo.]
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|Noun||1.||cockateel - 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
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