macaw


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ma·caw

 (mə-kô′)
n.
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.]

macaw

(məˈkɔː)
n
(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]

ma•caw

(məˈkɔ)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macaw - long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South Americamacaw - 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
genus Ara, Ara - macaws
Translations
ara
arapapagáj

macaw

[məˈkɔː] Nguacamayo m

macaw

nAra m

macaw

[məˈkɔː] n (bird) → ara
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In her neat black turban hat was the gold-green wing of a macaw.
And she went to her desk at once and hung the black turban hat with the gold-green macaw wing in its accustomed place.
Why I knew a macaw once who could say `Good morning
The effect of habitat destruction and poaching on Scarlet Macaw populations is worsened by naturally low rates of reproductive success.
3) was once owned by Sir Maziere Brady, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who was to be axiomatic in the formation of the national art collection; it shows a brightly coloured scarlet macaw accompanied by a salmon-crested Moluccan cockatoo and a green ring-necked parakeet in a garden setting.
The computer's screen is showing live images of the macaw and her chicks, sent from a tiny camera that the researchers have tucked inside her nest.
Central to Hakansson's installation is a long-dead and taxidermied macaw on loan from Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Ms Stothard said: "Tom and I had heard this unusual squawking sound on and off for about 24 hours before we realised that there was a macaw in the tree opposite our house.
One scarlet macaw named Max is a "third-generation Oregonian," he said.
The second historic release of blue-and-gold macaws (Ara ararauna) to the protected Nariva Swamp on the island of Trinidad took place in December 2003.
Macaw, who held Tertullian and strong-finisher Imbibing, had a 12-hour trek to the Sussex Downs on Thursday.
Aichi prefectural police on Wednesday arrested a Tokyo-based entrepreneur who allegedly sold eight rare macaws -- birds protected by international treaty -- for a total of 300,000 yen, police said.