major mitchell

major mitchell
\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈmichəl\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized both Ms
Etymology: after Major Sir Thomas Mitchell died 1855 British explorer in Australia

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Major Mitchell /māˈjər michˈəl/ (Aust)
A cockatoo, Caeatua leadbeateri, with pink and white plumage
intransitive verb (facetious)
1. To follow a zigzag route
2. To become lost
ORIGIN: Major Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792–1855), surveyor and explorer

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