Definition of Laughing jackass

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

Exact synonyms: Dacelo Gigas, Kookaburra
Generic synonyms: Kingfisher
Group relationships: Dacelo, Genus Dacelo

2. Noun. Almost extinct owl of New Zealand.
Exact synonyms: Laughing Owl, Sceloglaux Albifacies
Generic synonyms: Bird Of Minerva, Bird Of Night, Hooter, Owl
Group relationships: Genus Sceloglaux, Sceloglaux

Definition of Laughing jackass

1. Noun. The laughing kookaburra, ''Dacelo novaeguineae''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laughing Jackass

laughing falcon
laughing falcons
laughing gas
laughing gear
laughing geese
laughing goose
laughing gull
laughing gulls
laughing heir
laughing heir statute
laughing heir statutes
laughing heirs
laughing hyaena
laughing hyena
laughing hyenas
laughing kookaburra
laughing out of court
laughing owl
laughing owls
laughing sickness
laughing stock

Literary usage of Laughing jackass

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"'Your grace, we call that the laughing jackass in this country, but I don't know the botanical [sic] name of the bird." 1889. Rev. ..."

2. Oceana, Or, England and Her Colonies by James Anthony Froude (1887)
"... Gardens—Beauty of them—New Acquaintances— The Australian Magpie— The Laughing Jackass—Interviewers—Talk of Confederation—Sail for Melbourne—Aspect of ..."

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