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corella

Line breaks: co|rella
Pronunciation: /kəˈrɛlə
 
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Definition of corella in English:

noun

A white Australasian cockatoo with some pink feathers on the face, bare blue skin around the eye, and typically a long bill.
  • Genus Cacatua, family Cacatuidae (or Psittacidae): three species, in particular the widespread little corella (C. sanguinea)
Example sentences
  • At this particular waterhole we've got a lot of galahs and corellas around and storms like this kick into life the ecosystems out here.
  • But I thought western corellas would be easy, and western wattlebirds are classified as common.
  • Overhead, meanwhile, a wedge-tailed eagle hovers on the breeze and a posse of corellas flee in a flurry from tree to tree, their bar-room squawk amplified by the walls of the Gorge.

Origin

late 19th century: from Wiradhuri.

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