from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vain, talkative person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strutting supercilious person; a coxcomb, dandy, fop.
- n. A parrot
- n. A green woodpecker, Picus viridis.
- n. A wooden parrot, or similar object, stuck on a pole as a target to be shot at.
- n. A heraldic (or other) representation of a parrot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The green woodpecker.
- n. A parrot.
- n. A target in the form of a parrot.
- n. A trifling, chattering, fop or coxcomb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A parrot.
- n. A woodpecker; especially, the green wood-pecker of Europe, Gecinus viridis.
- n. The figure of a parrot or other bird used as a mark for archery or firearms.
- n. In heraldry, a parrot used as a bearing: always, unless otherwise mentioned in the blazon, represented green, with red legs and beak.
- n. A coxcomb; a fop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an archaic term for a parrot
- n. a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)
Middle English, parrot, from Old French papegai, from Spanish papagayo or Old Provençal papagai, both from Arabic babġā', babaġā', from Persian babbaghā.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French papegai ("a parrot"), either from Ancient Greek παπαγός (papagos) or from Spanish papagayo (also Modern Spanish), from Arabic babagha'. (Wiktionary)