Psittaceous

Psit`ta´ceous


a.1.(Zool.) Of or pertaining to the parrots, or the Psittaci.
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Could there be a more outrageous pair of adjectives so oddly conjoined in [sound] and disparity of creatures involved: cetaceous (refers to whales and dolphins) and psittaceous (refers to parrots)?
Examinations favor parrot learning, for the most part; and parrot learning is undesirable not only because it is useless but also because the psittaceous habit of mind inhibits deeper learning.