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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockatoo  \Cock`a*too\,  n.  [Malayan  kakat[=u]a.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  bird  of  the  Parrot  family,  of  the  subfamily  {Cacatuin[ae]}, 
  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,  or  Cacatua,  cristatus}),  the 
  sulphur-crested  ({P.  galeritus}),  etc  The  palm  or  great 
  black  cockatoo  of  Australia  is  {Microglossus  aterrimus}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cockatoo 
  n  :  white  or  light-colored  crested  parrot  of  the  Australian 
  region;  often  kept  as  cage  birds 




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