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cockatiel

or cockateel

[kok-uh-teel] /ˌkɒk əˈtil/
noun
1.
a small, crested, long-tailed Australian parrot, Nymphicus hollandicus, often kept as a pet.
Origin of cockatiel
1875-1880
1875-80; < Dutch kaketielje, < Portuguese cacatilha, equivalent to cacat(ua) cockatoo + -ilha < Latin -illa diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for cockatiel

cockatiel

/ˌkɒkəˈtiːl/
noun
1.
a crested Australian parrot, Leptolophus hollandicus, having a greyish-brown and yellow plumage
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch kaketielje, from Portuguese cacatilha a little cockatoo, from cacatuacockatoo
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