Definition of kookaburra in English:

kookaburra

Line breaks: kooka|burra
Pronunciation: /ˈkʊkəˌbʌrə
 
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noun

  • A very large Australasian kingfisher that feeds on terrestrial prey such as reptiles and birds.
    • Genus Dacelo, family Alcedinidae: two species, in particular the laughing kookaburra or laughing jackass (D. novaeguineae), which has a loud cackling call
    More example sentences
    • Here and there the raucous laughter of the kookaburra seemed to mock our attempt.
    • A kookaburra flies between the clusters of trees with buoyant, floating wing beats.
    • The yammering kookaburra, usually so talkative, was silent, for he too was fast asleep.

Origin

late 19th century: from Wiradhuri gugubarra.

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