cockatoo

(redirected from cockatoo beak and feather disease)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to cockatoo beak and feather disease: Psittacine beak and feather disease

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.]

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]

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]
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
Translations
بَبَّغاء ذات ذُؤابَه على رأسِها
kakadu
kakadue
kakadu
kakadu
kakadúi, skúfpáfi
kakadu
kakadū
kakadu
taçlı papağan

cockatoo

[ˌkɒkəˈtuː] Ncacatúa f

cockatoo

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

cockatoo

nKakadu m

cockatoo

[ˌkɒkəˈtuː] ncacatoa m inv

cockatoo

(kokəˈtuː) plural cockaˈtoos noun
a parrot with a large crest.