Kookaburra definitions

ko͝ok'ə-bûr'ə, -bŭr'ə
A large kingfisher (Dacelo novaeguineae) of southern and eastern Australia, having brown and white plumage and a call resembling raucous laughter.
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Any of several similar kingfishers of the genera Dacelo and Clytoceyx of Australia, New Guinea, and neighboring islands.
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An Australian kingfisher (Dacelo gigas) with an abrupt, harsh cry suggestive of loud laughter.
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Any of several species of kingfishers in the genus Dacelo, known for their laugh-like call.
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Origin of kookaburra

Wiradhuri (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) gugubarra of imitative origin