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Noun1.parroquet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrotsparroquet - 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
References in classic literature ?
But melancholy," interrupted Master Edward, snatching the feathers out of the tail of a splendid parroquet that was screaming on its gilded perch, in order to make a plume for his hat.
Catalogue des parroquets de la collection du prince Massena d'Essling, due de Rivoli, et observations sur quelques especes nouvelles ou peu connues du Psittacides.
There are also various kinds of Parroquets, and a species of Jungle Fowl much resembling the Domestic Fowl, but much smaller.