Definition of

Macaw

  1. (noun, animal) long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots

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Alternate forms of Macaw

Hypernyms: parrot

Origin of the word Macaw

  1. "species of large, long-tailed birds," 1668, from Port. macau, from a word in a Brazilian language, perhaps Tupi macavuana, which may be the name of a type of palm tree the fruit of which the birds eat. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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