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budg·er·i·gar

 (bŭj′ə-rē-gär′, bŭj′ə-rē′-)
n.
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.]

budgerigar

(ˈbʌdʒərɪˌɡɑː)
n
(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-)

n.
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 + head)]

budgerigar

(ˈbadʒərigaː) abbreviation ( ˈbudgie (ˈbadʒi) ) noun
a type of small (originally Australian) brightly-coloured bird, often kept as a pet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.budgerigar - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colorsbudgerigar - 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
genus Melopsittacus, Melopsittacus - a genus of Psittacidae
Translations
andulka
undulat
undulaatti
australska papigica
törpepapagáj
gári, samkvæmispáfi
セキセイインコ
잉꼬
papūgėlė
papagailis
andulka
undulat
นกขนาดเล็กตระกูลเดียวกับนกแก้ว
chim vẹt đuôi dài ở Úc

budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərɪgɑːʳ] Nperiquito m

budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərigɑːr] nperruche f

budgerigar

budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərɪgɑːʳ] npappagallino

budgerigar

بَبَغاء andulka undulat Wellensittich παπαγαλάκι periquito undulaatti perruche australska papigica pappagallino セキセイインコ 잉꼬 grasparkiet undulat papużka falista periquito australiano волнистый попугайчик undulat นกขนาดเล็กตระกูลเดียวกับนกแก้ว muhabbet kuşu chim vẹt đuôi dài ở Úc 相思鹦鹉
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I had budgerigars but I sold them and cut people's grass for six weeks to get my owl.
Abstract: The object of this study was to establish a minimum dose of ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation capable of producing an erythemal reaction in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), to determine a threshold dose of UVB for vitamin D photoconversion, and to investigate the use of safer UVB wavelengths.
In Teesside we have a Budgerigar Society, to further the keeping, breeding and showing of budgerigars.
Effective sedation methods are important to facilitate safe handling for diagnostic and clinical procedures for small and often delicate birds such as budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).
Scott began by looking after budgerigars and finches.
The Budgerigars - two five and a half feet Aussie budgerigars are globetrotting in their own motor cage.
Objective--To investigate the disposition kinetics of flunixin meglumine when administered intravenously to budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) and Patagonian conures (Cyanoliseus patagonus).
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April 16 will see the Mouth and Trousers Theatre Company presenting The Budgerigars, two five-and-a-half foot Aussie budgerigars to be precise.
Abstract: Eleven budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) from a zoological collection presented at necropsy with emaciation and splenomegaly or hepatomegaly or both.
But plans for Sir Bobby to release a number of budgerigars into the Tyneside sky have been dropped for fear they might be too much of an Andy O'Brien own goal.