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budg·ie

 (bŭj′ē)
n. Informal
A budgerigar.
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budgie

(ˈbʌdʒɪ)
n
(Animals) informal short for budgerigar
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.budgie - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colorsbudgie - 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
papigica
セキセイインコ
잉꼬
papagaj
undulat
นกขนาดเล็ก
chim vẹt đuôi dài ở Úc

budgie

n (inf) abbr of budgerigarWellensittich m
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budgie

بَبَّغاء andulka undulat Wellensittich παπαγαλάκι perico, periquito undulaatti perruche papigica pappagallino セキセイインコ 잉꼬 parkietje undulat papużka falista periquito волнистый попугайчик undulat นกขนาดเล็ก muhabbet kuşu chim vẹt đuôi dài ở Úc 相思鹦鹉
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References in periodicals archive ?
QWHAT are some of the characteristics of an ill budgie? Do budgies catch diseases or illnesses regularly?
A PET owner has been spitting feathers after her budgies were stolen - and sold off in pubs.
FOUR "frightened" budgies were dumped inside a box in Denbighshire.
A I went to visit a relative who keeps a few budgies in an aviary.
The charity said budgies have specialist needs which can be challenging to meet in the home.
A SNAKE and two budgies were found dumped in a city street by a shocked passer-by.
A PENSIONER said he owed his life to his three budgies after a potentially fatal gas leak.
Budgies are very easy to keep and as a member of the parrot family they can be good talkers and, as the Examiner pointed out, they are social birds.
A FLOCK of budgies has set workers at Coventry's RSPCA centre a problem as they hunt down loving homes for their feathered friends.
Among the birds taken were a Parakeet, six cockatiels and six budgies. The parakeet is worth around pounds 200 and the cockatiels and budgies pounds 5 to pounds 20 each.
Back under the fluorescent lights of the pet shop, I'd watched the coupled budgies coo and preen and engage in ritual courtship.
The theft and destruction of the prize-winning budgies took place the night before the Cornwall Budgerigar Show, where Penmead Pride was crowned champion last year, leading to suspicion it may have been carried out by a rival.