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1. Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of parrots.
2. Of or belonging to the family Psittacidae, which includes the macaws, parakeets, and most other parrots.

[Latin psittacīnus, from psittacus, parrot, from Greek psittakos.]
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(ˈsɪtəˌsaɪn; -sɪn)
(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a parrot
[C19: from Late Latin psittacīnus, from Latin psittacus a parrot]
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(ˈsɪt əˌsaɪn, -sɪn)

of or pertaining to parrots.
[1870–75; < Latin psittacinus < Greek psittákinos=psittak(ós) parrot + -inos -ine1]
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