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Any of various small slender parrots, usually having long tapering tails and often kept as pets.

[From Middle French perroquet, probably originally a pet name for persons called Pierre, Peter, from Old French, from Latin Petrus.]


(ˈpærəˌkiːt) or


(Animals) any of numerous small usually brightly coloured long-tailed parrots, such as Psittacula krameri (ring-necked parakeet), of Africa
[C16: from Spanish periquito and Old French paroquet parrot, of uncertain origin]


(ˈpær əˌkit)

any of various small parrots having a long, graduated tail, as the budgerigar and New World parrots of the genus Aratinga and allied genera.
[1575–85; < Middle French paroquet, appar. orig. a diminutive of P(i)errot, diminutive of Pierre Peter, as a name for a parrot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parakeet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrotsparakeet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
Carolina parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis - extinct parakeet whose range extended far into the United States
budgereegah, budgerigar, budgerygah, budgie, grass parakeet, lovebird, Melopsittacus undulatus, shell parakeet - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors


[ˈpærəkiːt] Nperico m, periquito m


parrakeet [ˈpærəkiːt] nperruche f


nSittich m


[ˈpærəkiːt] nparrocchetto
References in classic literature ?
A band of braided grasses about her brow held in place a few gaudy feathers from the parakeet, while other bits of grass were fashioned into imitations of arm and leg ornaments of metal.
By this time the sun was driving broad golden spokes through the lower branches of the mango-trees; the parakeets and doves were coming.
It was the ring-necked parakeet, which is now a familiar sight for many of us in local parks.
He added that breeding of the Peacocks, Pheasants (Surkhab), Deer, Chukar Patridge, Alexandrine Parakeet (Speaker parrot) and some others was in progress in the district.
A WILD parakeet that could have come from as far away as Afghanistan has made its home in Gresford.
The birds were identified as Australian Turquoise Parakeet, worth Rs 34000 each.
According to the Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club, the parakeet is no longer regarded as an escapee in the region.
The only problem is that this particular parakeet does not exist.
Two of the final pages of the book are given to a large reproduction of The Parakeet and the Mermaid, one of the largest cut-outs Matisse ever made.
Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have announced a major upgrade and extension to the trap network in Canterbury to protect the critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet.
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is sub-divided in 4 sub-species (P.
MYSTERY surrounds how a parakeet managed to travel 80 miles from Manchester to Coventry.