Definitions for macawməˈkɔ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various extremely large, long-tailed parrots of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, of the New World tropics, noted for their brilliant plumage and harsh voice.
Origin of macaw:
1660–70; < Pg macao, macau < Tupi mak'o
long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots
Any of various parrots of the genera Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Orthopsittaca, Primolius and Diopsittaca of Central and South America, including the largest parrots and characterized by long sabre-shaped tails, curved powerful bills, and usually brilliant plumage.
Origin: macao, from
any parrot of the genus Sittace, or Macrocercus. About eighteen species are known, all of them American. They are large and have a very long tail, a strong hooked bill, and a naked space around the eyes. The voice is harsh, and the colors are brilliant and strongly contrasted