budgerigar(redirected from American Budgie)
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A parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) native to Australia and having green, yellow, or blue plumage. It is a popular cage bird bred in a variety of colors not found in wild populations.
[Probably alteration of Kamilaroi (Pama-Nyungan language of northeast New South Wales) gijirrigaa.]
(Animals) a small green Australian parrot, Melopsittacus undulatus: a popular cagebird that is bred in many different coloured varieties. Often (informal) shortened to: budgie
[C19: from a native Australian language]
budg•er•i•gar(ˈbʌdʒ ə riˌgɑr, -ər ɪ-)
an Australian parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatus, having greenish plumage with black and yellow markings, bred as a pet in a variety of colors.
[1840–50; perhaps alter. of Kamilaroi or Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal languages of New South Wales) gijirrigā (perhaps gijirr yellow or small + gā head)]
budgerigar(ˈbadʒərigaː) abbreviation ( ˈbudgie (ˈbadʒi) ) noun
a type of small (originally Australian) brightly-coloured bird, often kept as a pet.
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|Noun||1.||budgerigar - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors|
parakeet, paraquet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
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budgerigar[ˈbʌdʒərɪgɑːʳ] N → periquito m
budgerigar[ˈbʌdʒərigɑːr] n → perruche f
n → Wellensittich m