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Any of various parrots of several genera found in Mexico and South and Central America, including the largest parrots and characterized by a long tail, curved powerful bill, and usually brilliant plumage.
[Portuguese macaú, from macaúba, kind of palm tree, from Tupí macahuba, palm tree : maca, palm + ybá, tree.]
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(Animals) any large tropical American parrot of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, having a long tail and brilliant plumage
[C17: from Portuguese macau, of unknown origin]
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any of various extremely large, long-tailed parrots of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, of the New World tropics, noted for their brilliant plumage and harsh voice.
[1660–70; < Portuguese macao, macau < Tupi mak'o]
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|Noun||1.||macaw - long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots|
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
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macaw[məˈkɔː] N → guacamayo m
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n → Ara m
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macaw[məˈkɔː] n (bird) → ara
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