kookaburra

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʊkəˌbʌɹə/
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Etymology[edit]

From Wiradhuri gugubarra (Dacelo novaeguineae).

Noun[edit]

kookaburra (plural kookaburras)

  1. Any of several species of kingfishers in the genus Dacelo, known for their laugh-like call.

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References[edit]

  • 2006, Dixon, R. M. W., Bruce Moore, W. S. Ramson, Mandy Thomas, Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning, edition 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-554073-5, page p. 86: