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parrot vs cockatoo cockatoo vs parrot

parrot and cockatoo both are nouns.

parrot is a verb but cockatoo is not a verb.

As nouns, cockatoo is a hyponym of parrot; that is, cockatoo is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than parrot and cockatoo is a type of parrot with the definitions:
  • usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
parrot (noun) cockatoo (noun)
usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds
a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
parrot (verb) cockatoo (verb)
repeat mindlessly