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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

Etymologies

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)

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