macaw

[muh-kaw]
noun
any of various large, long-tailed parrots, chiefly of the genus Ara, of tropical and subtropical America, noted for their brilliant plumage and harsh voice.

Origin:
1660–70; < Portuguese macao, macau < Tupi makʾo

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macaw (məˈkɔː)
 
n
any large tropical American parrot of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, having a long tail and brilliant plumage
 
[C17: from Portuguese macau, of unknown origin]

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macaw
"species of large, long-tailed birds," 1668, from Port. macau, from a word in a Brazilian language, perhaps Tupi macavuana, which may be the name of a type of palm tree the fruit of which the birds eat.
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Trivia macadamia nuts are often fed to hyacinth macaws in captivity.
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