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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.
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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