Macaw meaning

mə-kô
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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.
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Any of a group of large, bright-colored, long-tailed, harsh-voiced parrots (esp. genus Ara) of Central and South America.
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Any of various parrots of the genera Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Orthopsittaca, Primolius and Diopsittaca of Central and South America, including the largest parrots and characterized by long sabre-shaped tails, curved powerful bills, and usually brilliant plumage.
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Origin of macaw

  • Portuguese macaú from macaúba kind of palm tree from Tupí macahuba palm tree maca palm ybá tree

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

  • From Portuguese macao, from Tupian.

    From Wiktionary