Hyacinthine macaw
Macaw Ma*caw", n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo["o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long tail, a strong hooked bill, and a naked space around the eyes. The voice is harsh, and the colors are brilliant and strongly contrasted; they are among the largest and showiest of parrots. Different species names have been given to the same macaw, as for example the {Hyacinthine macaw}, which has been variously classified as {Anodorhyncus hyacynthinus}, {Anodorhyncus maximiliani}, and {Macrocercus hyacynthinus}. [1913 Webster +PJC] [1913 Webster]

{Macaw bush} (Bot.), a West Indian name for a prickly kind of nightshade ({Solanum mammosum}).

{Macaw palm}, {Macaw tree} (Bot.), a tropical American palm ({Acrocomia fusiformis} and other species) having a prickly stem and pinnately divided leaves. Its nut yields a yellow butter, with the perfume of violets, which is used in making violet soap. Called also {grugru palm}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Macaw — Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long tail …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macaw bush — Macaw Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macaw palm — Macaw Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macaw tree — Macaw Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macaw — /meuh kaw /, n. any of various large, long tailed parrots, chiefly of the genus Ara, of tropical and subtropical America, noted for their brilliant plumage and harsh voice. [1660 70; < Pg macao, macau < Tupi mak o] * * * Any of about 18 species… …   Universalium

  • Hyacinth Macaw — Taxobox name = Hyacinth Macaw status = EN | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = down image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Psittaciformes familia = Psittacidae genus = Anodorhynchus species = A. hyacinthinus… …   Wikipedia

  • Acrocomia fusiformis — Macaw Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anodorhyncus hyacynthinus — Macaw Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anodorhyncus maximiliani — Macaw Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grugru palm — Macaw Ma*caw , n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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