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galah

[guh-lah] /gəˈlɑ/
noun
1.
an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
2.
Australian. a fool.
Origin of galah
Yuwaalaraay
1885-1890
1885-90; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, N New South Wales) gilā
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  • One had brought the pink feathers of a galah, which had been stuck here and there amongst the twigs.

    Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley
British Dictionary definitions for galah

galah

/ɡəˈlɑː/
noun
1.
an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having grey wings, back, and crest and a pink body
2.
(Austral, slang) a fool or simpleton
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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