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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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budgerigar

(ˈbadʒərigaː) abbreviation ( ˈbudgie (ˈbadʒi) ) noun
a type of small (originally Australian) brightly-coloured bird, often kept as a pet.
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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
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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
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budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərigɑːr] nperruche f
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budgerigar

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budgerigar

[ˈbʌdʒərɪgɑːʳ] npappagallino
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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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Researchers used 34 small Australian parrots, known as budgerigars, to test the notion that a suitor's smarts could outweigh style or songs.
Abstract: Intramuscular (IM) administration of either alfaxalone or butorphanol with midazolam was evaluated for sedation and effects on heart and respiratory rates in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).
0121 704 6962 circus Zippos Circus The big top will be home to a talented family of pet cats, white horses, comedy from Mr Lorenz and Alex the Fireman, tumbling from Kenya and ringmaster extraordinaire Norman Barrett MBE with his cheeky performing budgerigars. Tomorrow to Tuesday, Swanshurst Park, Kings Heath.
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In another case, officers of Wildlife Department Jawad Awan and Mohammad Younis with the help of Customs authorities took action against Syed Rifat Hussain resident of Ratta Virkan, Rawalpindi for importing 39 budgerigars without permit from Britain to Lahore and received Rs 22,000 as departmental fine from the accused.
In another case, officers of Wildlife Department Jawad Awan and Muhammad Younis with the help of custom authorities took action against one Syed Rifat Hussain s/o Syed Talat Hussain r/o Ratta Virkan, Rawalpindi for importing 39 Budgerigars without permit from Britain to Lahore and received Rs.22000 as departmental fine from the accused.
ByTLyS (CyHAN)- A pet shop keeper makes budgerigars listen instrumental music during their incubation period in the eastern province of Bitlis's Tatvan district.
Their study included nine different species of parrots, including budgerigars, African Grey parrots, cockatiels, and lovebirds.
And deranged old Tory battleaxe Ann Widdecombe shouting at a bunch of budgerigars. Almost as absurd as her long-forgotten career in politics...
Claire Richards (left) tries fire-eating, Nancy Dell'Olio does illusions and Ann Widdecombe performs with budgerigars.
Ron Henry used to keep budgerigars and one of the lads had put 10 or 12 packets of budgie seeds on a big plate.
The GDN earlier reported that telecom company Zain was forced to defend itself after giving out free budgerigars to customers as part of an advertising campaign.