from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of somewhat vague application, but generally given to an Australian lory, Aprosmictus scapulatus, which has a brilliant red head and neck, green back and wings, and dark blue tail. Also known as king-parrakeet and king-lory. The female, of a dull green, with dull blue tail, is known as the queen-parrot.
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The different varieties of the parrot tribe are countless, and extremely pretty: the king-parrot, the lowrie, and the mountain parrot, are, perhaps, the most beautiful.
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