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parakeet definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots [syn: parakeet, parrakeet, parroket, paraquet, paroquet, parroquet]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Spanish & Middle French; Spanish periquito, from Middle French perroquet parrot Date: 1581 any of numerous usually small slender parrots with a long graduated tail

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US also parrakeet) any of various small usu. long-tailed parrots. Etymology: OF paroquet, It. parrocchetto, Sp. periquito, perh. ult. f. dimin. of Pierre etc. Peter: cf. PARROT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Parakeet Par"a*keet`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Parrakeet.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Parrakeet Par"ra*keet`, Parakeet Par"a*keet`, n. [See Paroquet.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small parrots having a graduated tail, which is frequently very long; -- called also paroquet and paraquet. Note: Many of the Asiatic and Australian species belong to the genus Paleornis; others belong to Polytelis, Platycercus, Psephotus, Euphema, and allied genera. The American parrakeets mostly belong to the genus Conurus, as the Carolina parrakeet (C. Carolinensis).

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also parrakeet(parakeets) A parakeet is a type of small parrot which is brightly coloured and has a long tail. N-COUNT



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