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Meaning of PARRAKEET

Pronunciation:  'paru`keet

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 Definition: [n]  any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
 
 Synonyms: parakeet, paraquet, paroquet, parroket, parroquet
 
 See Also: budgereegah, budgerigar, budgerygah, budgie, Carolina parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis, grass parakeet, lovebird, Melopsittacus undulatus, parrot, Psittacula krameri, ring-necked parakeet, shell parakeet

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}).

 



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