Cockatoo Definition

kŏkə-to͝o
cockatoos
noun
Any of various parrots of the family Cacatuidae of Australia and adjacent areas, characterized by a long erectile crest.
American Heritage
Any of a number of crested parrots (esp. genus Cacatua) of Australia and the East Indies, usually with predominantly white plumage, often tinged with yellow or pink.
Webster's New World

A bird of the family Cacatuidae with a curved beak and a zygodactyl foot.

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Other Word Forms of Cockatoo

Noun

Singular:
cockatoo
Plural:
cockatoos

Origin of Cockatoo

  • Dutch kaketoe from Malay kakatua

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malay burung kakaktua.

    From Wiktionary

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