Definition of cockatiel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cockatiel

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɒkəˈtiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːkəˈtiːl//
 
Birds
 
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an Australian parrot with a grey body and a yellow and orange face See related entries: Birds Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Dutch kaketielje, probably a diminutive of kaketoe ‘cockatoo’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cockatiel