from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean genus of Psittaci, formerly conterminous with the order, subsequently variously restricted, now usually confined to the gray African parrots, or jackos (as P. erithacus, in which the plumage is grayish, with a short square red tail), which are among the commonest cage-birds. See cut under parrot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Psittacidae: usually restricted to the African grey


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