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Meaning of "macaw" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MACAW

From Portuguese macau, of unknown origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MACAW

macaw  [məˈkɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MACAW

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Macaw is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MACAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

macaw

Macaw

Macaws are long-tailed, often colourful New World parrots. Of the many different Psittacidae genera, six are classified as macaws: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. Previously, the members of the genus Primolius were placed in Propyrrhura, but the former is correct in accordance with ICZN rules. Macaws are native to Central America, South America, and formerly the Caribbean. Most species are associated with forests, especially rainforests, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats. Proportionately larger beaks, long tails, and relatively bare, light-coloured, medial areas distinguish macaws. Sometimes the facial patch is smaller in some species, and limited to a yellow patch around the eyes and a second patch near the base of the beak in the members of the genus Anodorhynchus. A macaw's facial feather pattern is as unique as a fingerprint. The largest macaws are the Hyacinth, Buffon's and Green-Winged Macaws.

Definition of macaw in the English dictionary

The definition of macaw in the dictionary is any large tropical American parrot of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, having a long tail and brilliant plumage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MACAW


Angkor
ˈæŋkɔː
caa
kɔː
caw
kɔː
cor
kɔː
core
kɔː
corps
kɔː
decor
ˈdeɪkɔː
encore
ˈɒŋkɔː
friska
ˈfrɪʃkɔː
hardcore
ˈhɑːdˌkɔː
ichor
ˈaɪkɔː
khor
kɔː
mucor
ˈmjuːkɔː
noncore
ˌnɒnˈkɔː
petrichor
ˈpɛtrɪˌkɔː
score
skɔː
threescore
ˈθriːˈskɔː
topscore
ˈtɒpskɔː
Travancore
ˌtrævənˈkɔː
underscore
ˌʌndəˈskɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MACAW

macadamization
macadamize
macadamizer
macahuba
macallum
Macao
Macapagal Arroyo
macaque
macarise
macarism
macaroni
macaroni cheese
macaronic
macaronically
macaroon

WORDS THAT END LIKE MACAW

aw
band saw
brother-in-law
court of law
daughter-in-law
daughters-in-law
draw
in-law
jaw
law
matter of law
outlaw
question of law
raw
saw
scaw
shaw
straw
the law
Warsaw

Synonyms and antonyms of macaw in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «macaw» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MACAW

Find out the translation of macaw to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of macaw from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «macaw» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

金刚鹦鹉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

guacamayo
570 millions of speakers

English

macaw
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्रकार का तोता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الببغاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ара
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arara
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমেরিকার কাকাতুয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ara
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Macaw
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ara
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コンゴウインコ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Macaw
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chim vẹt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிளிகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मॅकॉ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Amerika papağanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ara
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ara
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ара
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

macaw
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μακώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ara
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ara
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ara
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of macaw

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MACAW»

The term «macaw» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.114 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MACAW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about macaw

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MACAW»

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Spix's Macaw: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird
Describes the desperate race against time to save a rare blue parrot, the Spix's Macaw, from extinction, by calling for private collectors to allow their birds to mate with the last wild specimen, a bird that had lived for years without a ...
Tony Juniper, 2004
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The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to ...
As the dramatic story unfolds, Barcott addresses the realities of economic survival in Third World countries, explores the tension between environmental conservation and human development, and puts a human face on the battle over ...
Bruce Barcott, 2009
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Cott Beverages Limited and Macaw (Holdings) Limited: A ...
The Commission's report examines the market impact of the acquisition by Cott Beverages Ltd of Macaw (Holdings) Ltd on the supply of own-label polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottled carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in the UK. It concludes ...
‎2006
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The Scarlet Macaw Scandal
Bess, George, and I volunteered to go to Costa Rica for some R&R: rest and research.
Carolyn Keene, 2012
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The Real Macaw: A Meg Langslow Mystery
Full of the hilarious shenanigans – avian as well as human – that have come to surround Meg and her eccentric band of friends and family, the latest from the one and only Donna Andrews will have you laughing until the very last page: ...
Donna Andrews, 2011
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Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) ESA: Endangered IUCN: Critically endangered Length: 29^ in. (75 cm) Weight (captive birds): Female VA\b. (750 g), Male 2 lb. (900 g) Clutch size: 1-3 eggs Incubation: 28-32 days Diet: Fruits of licuri palm ...
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001
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The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples
The "yellow" macaw is called kuido (blue- and-yellow macaw, Ara ararauna), the "black" macaw is kudoro (hyacinthine macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) , the "scarlet" macaw is cibae (scarlet macaw, Ara macao), and the "red" macaw is ...
Ruben E. Reina, Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1991
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Macaws
The physical posture of the macaw can also reveal possible signs of poor health. When a bird is healthy, it is alert and holds its head high watching all that is happening around it. Generally, a less firm than normal body posture with the head ...
Roger G. Sweeney, 2002
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Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior
Original. (back cover) Whether you already own a companion parrot or plan to acquire one of these fascinating birds, you'll value Mattie Sue Athan's helpful information on everyday care and advice on dealing with potential problems.
Mattie Sue Athan, 2009
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Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw?
Details the adventures of young detective Abby Jones as she and herfriend Potsie search through puzzling clues that will help them find Hyacinth Macaw.
Patricia Reilly Giff, 1982

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MACAW»

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Santa Rosa man opens home to rescued birds | The Press Democrat
Popeye, a green-winged macaw believed to be 47, stretches his great wings. Emma, the military macaw that greets Lloyd with, “Papa! Papa! «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jul 15»
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To Do: Summer kids movies in the Gardens, nature walk in Boca …
Rio is a blue macaw from Minnesota who goes on a journey with the bird of his dreams, Jewel. Free. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. «Palm Beach Post, Jul 15»
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Finding Maya Culture Near Cancún | Kerri Allen - Huffington Post
The park preserves and protects a variety of Mesoamerican species--from the jaguar to the scarlet macaw to the crocodile. In the brand new ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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The Swashbuckling, Sad Story of the North Bay Road Castle - Pirate …
Burke, known as "the last authentic Caribbean pirate by some…walking around his Miami Beach home with a large macaw on his shoulder" ... «Curbed Hamptons, Jul 15»
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Scarlet Macaw Gallery finishes 'flight' in Sawyer
I started the Scarlet Macaw basically in 1994, so I think it's time for me to ... said Scarlet Macaw Community Art Center Owner/Director Nifodora ... «Harborcountry News, Jul 15»
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Mark Murphy: A letter to my mother
In many ways (most ways, in fact), she's still the same little girl who once glimpsed a wayward macaw in a tree in Ardsley Park and almost ... «Savannah Morning News, Jul 15»
7
Waterloo moves with the times
Birds and exotic animals vet, Daniella, with a Hyacinth Macaw. The Weave Youth and Community Services building. People are given lessons ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
8
Engineering firm continues to expand
Macaw (Materials and Corrosion and Welding) Engineering, part of the Rosen Group worldwide technology company, started off with just four ... «News Guardian, Jul 15»
9
week in politics: Following the money
On the campaign trail: Martin O'Malley poses with Rainbow the Macaw during Market Square Day in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. «Reuters UK, Jul 15»
10
Mill Mountain Zoo visits Fincastle Library
The most colorful was no doubt the macaw named Rita. She bobbed, fluffed her feathers and even said “Hello.” Some fun facts? Chinchillas are ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Macaw [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/macaw>. Aug 2020 ».
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