galah

galah

[guh-lah]
noun
1.
an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
2.
Australian. a fool.

Origin:
1885–90; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, N New South Wales) gilā

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galah (ɡəˈlɑː)
 
n
1.  an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having grey wings, back, and crest and a pink body
2.  slang (Austral) a fool or simpleton
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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