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cockatoo

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CIDE DICTIONARY

cockatoon. [Malayan kakatūa.].
     A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily Cacatuinæ, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised or depressed at will. There are several genera and many species; as the broad-crested cockatoo (Plictolophus cristatus or Cacatua cristatus), the sulphur-crested (Cacatua galerita or Plictolophus galeritus), etc. The palm cockatoo or great black cockatoo of Australia is Probosciger aterrimus (formerly Microglossus aterrimus).  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cockatoo, n.
1 any of several parrots of the family Cacatuinae, having powerful beaks and erectile crests.
2 Austral. & NZ colloq. a small farmer.

Etymology
Du. kaketoe f. Malay kakatua, assim. to COCK(1)

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