Meaning of “cockatoo” in the English Dictionary

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"cockatoo" in British English

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cockatoonoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒk.əˈtuː/ us /ˈkɑː.kə.tuː/ plural cockatoos or cockatoo

Examples from literature

  • Flights of cockatoos stream out, shrieking like evil souls. 
  • The conversation was interrupted by the screeching of a cockatoo on a stand in the back of the cabin. 
  • These quills were firmly fastened to the ends of the arrows, and their flight was guided by feathering them with the cockatoo's feathers. 
  • Two kangaroos, some wallabies, and pink and sulphur-crested white cockatoos were seen near the river. 
  • We saw here a number of new parrots, the black cockatoo, and numerous other birds. 

(Definition of “cockatoo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)