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.