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Meaning of PARROT

Pronunciation:  'parut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
  2. [n]  a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
  3. [v]  repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's words"

PARROT is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: African gray, amazon, ape, aper, bird, cockateel, cockatiel, cockatoo, cockatoo parrot, copycat, echo, emulator, imitator, kea, lory, lovebird, macaw, Nestor notabilis, Nymphicus hollandicus, order Psittaciformes, parakeet, paraquet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet, poll, poll parrot, popinjay, Psittaciformes, Psittacus erithacus, repeat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par"rot\, n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre
    Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf.
    {Paroquet}, {Petrel}, {Petrify}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order
    2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of {Psittacus}, {Chrysotis},
       {Pionus}, and other genera of the family {Psittacid[ae]},
       as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories.
       They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked
       space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako ({P.
       erithacus}) of Africa (see {Jako}), and the species of
       Amazon, or green, parrots ({Chrysotis}) of America, are
       examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to
       imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
    {Carolina parrot} (Zo["o]l.), the Carolina parrakeet. See
    {Night parrot}, or {Owl parrot}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Kakapo}.
    {Parrot coal}, cannel coal; -- so called from the crackling
       and chattering sound it makes in burning. [Eng. & Scot.]
    {Parrot green}. (Chem.) See {Scheele's green}, under {Green},
    {Parrot weed} (Bot.), a suffrutescent plant ({Bocconia
       frutescens}) of the Poppy family, native of the warmer
       parts of America. It has very large, sinuate, pinnatifid
       leaves, and small, panicled, apetalous flowers.
    {Parrot wrasse}, {Parrot fish} (Zo["o]l.), any fish of the
       genus {Scarus}. One species ({S. Cretensis}), found in the
       Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly
       prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
  2. \Par"rot\, v. t.
    To repeat by rote, as a parrot.
  3. \Par"rot\, v. i.
    To chatter like a parrot.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a parrot in your dream, represents gossip. A message is being conveyed to you. It may also mean that you or someone is being repetitive. Alternatively, the parrot can denote a person in your waking life who is eccentric or obnoxious.
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