cockatoo
noun (plural -toos) Etymology: Dutch kaketoe, from Malay kakatua Date: 1634 any of various large noisy chiefly Australasian crested parrots (family Cacatuidae and especially genus Cacatua)

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  • cockatoo — 1610s, from Du. kaketoe, from Malay kakatua, possibly echoic, or from kakak elder brother or sister + tua old. Also cockatiel (1880), from Du. dim. kaketielje (1850), which is perhaps influenced by Portuguese. Spelling influenced by COCK (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • cockatoo — [käk′ə to͞o΄, käk΄ə to͞o′] n. pl. cockatoos [Du kaketoe < Malay kakatua; prob. echoic in orig., but < ? kakak, brother, sister + tua, old; sp. infl. by COCK1] any of a number of crested parrots (esp. genus Cacatua) of Australia and the East …   English World dictionary

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  • cockatoo — I. /kɒkəˈtu / (say kokuh tooh) noun 1. any of various large gregarious parrots of the family Cacatuidae, of Australia, New Guinea and eastern Indonesia, having powerful hooked bills, erectile crests, and loud screeching calls; many species are… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cockatoo — UK [ˌkɒkəˈtuː] / US [ˈkɑkəˌtu] noun [countable] Word forms cockatoo : singular cockatoo plural cockatoos a large light coloured Australian bird with a crest of feathers on its head. A cockatoo is a type of parrot …   English dictionary

  • Cockatoo — /kɒkəˈtu/ (say kokuh tooh) Australian History –noun Also, Cockatoo Islander. 1. a. a convict serving a sentence on Cockatoo Island. b. an ex convict who had served such a sentence. –adjective 2. of or relating to such a convict or ex convict: an… …   Australian English dictionary

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