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cockatoo Large parrot with a long, erectile crest. Cockatoos live mainly in Australia and sw Asia. Most are predominantly white, tinged with pink or yellow. They feed on fruit and seeds. Females lay 1–4 white eggs in a tree hole nest. Length: 38cm (15in). Family Psittacidae.

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cockatoo

cock·a·too / ˈkäkəˌtoō/ • n. a large crested parrot, with typically white plumage tinged with pink or yellow. Numerous genera and species, esp. genus Cacatua, are found in Australia and eastern Indonesia.

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cockatoo XVII (cacatoe). — Du. kaketoe — Malay kakatua; infl. by COCK 1.

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cockatoo

cockatoo: see parrot.

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