paroquet


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paroquet

(ˈpærəkɪt)
n
(Animals) an obsolete word for parakeet
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Noun1.paroquet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrotsparoquet - 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 ?
ROMANCE, who loves to nod and sing, With drowsy head and folded wing, Among the green leaves as they shake Far down within some shadowy lake, To me a painted paroquet Hath been - a most familiar bird - Taught me my alphabet to say - To lisp my very earliest word While in the wild wood I did lie, A child - with a most knowing eye.
Phebe sniffed attar of rose, crunched the "Lump of Delight" tucked into her mouth, and stared with all her eyes at little Morgiana prancing about the room like a brilliant paroquet.
There, too, I saw many splendidly-dressed paroquets, that told the drollest stories, and the wildest fairy tales without end.