from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of parrots, of the family Psittacidæ and subfamily Cacatuinæ, containing the typical cockatoos.

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  • n. a genus of Psittacidae


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  • You certainly belong to the ancient and honorable race which is called in Latin cacatua, in the language of the learned kakatoës, and in the vulgar tongue cockatoo.

    Chapter IV


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