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Definition of Parrot


  1. In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.
  2. Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidae, 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.
  3. To repeat by rote, as a parrot.
  4. To chatter like a parrot.

Parrot Quotations

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
Saskya Pandita

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
Mark Twain

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
Billy Graham

I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.
Marie Corelli
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Parrot Translations

parrot in Afrikaans is papegaai
parrot in Dutch is papegaai
parrot in Finnish is papukaija
parrot in French is perroquet
parrot in German is Papagei
parrot in Italian is pappagallo
parrot in Portuguese is papagaio
parrot in Spanish is loro
parrot in Swedish is papegoja
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