laughing jackass

Definitions of laughing jackass
  1. noun
    Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
    synonyms: Dacelo gigas, kookaburra
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    type of:
    kingfisher
    nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
  2. noun
    almost extinct owl of New Zealand
    synonyms: Sceloglaux albifacies, laughing owl
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    type of:
    bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter, owl
    nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
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