from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small slender parrots, usually having long tapering tails and often kept as pets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as parrakeet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See parrakeet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
Spanish periquito, probably diminutive of Perico, diminutive of Pedro, Peter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French perroquet, probably a diminutive form of the personal name Pierre; some variant forms perhaps via Italian parrocchetto, Spanish periquito. (Wiktionary)