Definition of Kookaburra

1. Noun. Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry.

Exact synonyms: Dacelo Gigas, Laughing Jackass
Generic synonyms: Kingfisher
Group relationships: Dacelo, Genus Dacelo



Definition of Kookaburra

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kookaburra

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kookaburra

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konyaite
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kookaburra (current term)
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kooking
kookish
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kookoom

Literary usage of Kookaburra

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"4 : " But what board will inten protect the disappearing mar: and native flora, the lyre-bii kookaburra, and other types wh rapidly disappearing despite th ..."

2. A Life of Books: The Story of D.W. Thorpe Pty. Ltd., 1921-1987 by Joyce Nicholson, Daniel Wrixon Thorpe (2000)
"During 1975 we started another regular column,'A Publisher's Piece', •written under the pseudonym, kookaburra. It was entertainingly done and allowed the ..."

3. Beautiful Accomodation in New South Wales, Australia: The Discerning Guide by Jennifer Marie Lamattina (2004)
"Our favourite is the larger kookaburra, with its The Murray ... Facilities: Two cottages: kookaburra sleeps four (kitchen/living room, one bathroom); ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1903)
"A kookaburra answered him mockingly, and Dave laughed louder still, waving his pannikin. Mrs. Prell, who had come panting up from the garden, ..."

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