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Pronunciation: (kok'u-tOO", kok"u-tOO'), [key]
pl. -toos.

1. any of numerous large, noisy, crested parrots of the genera Cacatua, Callocephalon, Calyptorhynchus, etc., of the Australasian region, having chiefly white plumage tinged with yellow, pink, or red: popular as a pet.
2. Australian.
a. a person who owns and works a small farm or ranch.
b. Slang.a lookout posted by criminals or the operators of illegal gambling games.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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