from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as parrakeet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Same as parrakeet.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a small auk (Cyclorrhynchus psittaculus) inhabiting the coast and islands of Alaska. The upper parts are dark slate, under parts white, bill orange red. Called also perroquet auk.

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  • noun Dated form of parakeet.

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

  • noun any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots


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  • Yet the bird thus positively identified as a paroquet, upon which identification have, without doubt, been based all the conclusions that have been published concerning the presence of that bird among the mound sculptures is not even distantly related to the parrot family.

    Animal Carvings from Mounds of the Mississippi Valley Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-81, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 117-166

  • The paroquet was a splendid creature, with a brilliant orange throat darkly spotted.

    Birds in the Bush

  • Among them we observed a pretty kind of paroquet, with a green body, a blue head, and a red breast; also a few beautiful turtle-doves, and several flocks of wood-pigeons.

    The Coral Island

  • Among them we observed a pretty kind of paroquet, with a green body, a blue head, and a red breast; also a few beautiful turtle - doves, and several flocks of wood-pigeons.

    The Coral Island A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

  • As for his aunt, she thought too little to love much; Marius was no longer for her much more than a vague black form; and she eventually came to occupy herself with him much less than with the cat or the paroquet which she probably had.

    Les Miserables

  • It was there that that profound remark was made anent a rather greedy paroquet which belonged to a lady boarder: — “How well bred! it eats the top of the slice of bread and butter just like a person!”

    Les Miserables

  • Arrived beneath the elephant, he uttered a peculiar cry, which did not belong to any human tongue, and which a paroquet alone could have imitated.

    Les Miserables

  • He came to me, just now, so prim, and so pleased A parrot and paroquet The parrot is the finest talker!

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • There is a paroquet with purple feathers, another with scarlet, a woodpecker with variegated plumage of red, green, and yellow, and a small black bird with a single yellow feather under each wing.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • I also continued to obtain a few new birds, among which were two or three kinds of small hawks and falcons, a beautiful brush-tongued paroquet, Trichoglossus ornatus, and a rare black and white crow, Corvus advena.

    The Malay Archipelago


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