Definition of cockatoo:
- A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily Cacatuinae, 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 ( Plictolophus, / Cacatua, cristatus), the sulphur- crested ( P. galeritus), etc. The palm or great black cockatoo of Australia is Microglossus aterrimus.
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