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noun
an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe leadbeateri, with a white-and-pink plumageAlso called: Leadbeater's cockatoo
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Word Origin for Major Mitchell

C19: named after Major (later Sir) Thomas Mitchell (1792–1855), Scots-born Australian explorer
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