budgerigar


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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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Sir Bobby Robson looked like he'd seen a ghost - or was it a budgerigar - as his team was cursed yet again in the FA Cup.