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laughing jackass

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laughing jackass

(Animals) another name for kookaburra1
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(ˈkʊk əˌbɜr ə, -ˌbʌr ə)

n., pl. -ras.
any of several Australian and Papuan birds of the genus Dacelo, of the kingfisher family, esp. D. gigas, having a loud call that resembles laughter.
[1885–90; < Wiradjuri (Australian Aboriginal language)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laughing jackass - Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling crylaughing jackass - Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
kingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
Dacelo, genus Dacelo - Australasian kingfishers
2.laughing jackass - almost extinct owl of New Zealand
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Sceloglaux, Sceloglaux - a genus of Strigidae
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طَيْر أسْترالي
ledňák obrovský
hláturfugl, kókabúrra
rybárikovec obrovský
gülen balıkçıl


(ˈdʒӕkӕs) noun
1. a male ass.
2. a stupid person. the silly jackass!
laughing jackass
a type of Australian bird that sounds as if it is laughing.
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