Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of paroquet.

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Examples

  • "Well, now," said the geographer to himself, "let the Australian birds be as queer as they may, and even granting the paroquets are the most musical in the world, they can't sing Mozart!"

    In Search of the Castaways

  • Some of the parrot kind are called paroquets, and some are called cockatoos.

    Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors For Young Folks

  • It resembled, in colour and size, the small green papagien, called paroquets, except that its beak was rather less crooked and thick.

    A Woman's Journey Round the World

  • This new old woman was named Madame Bourgon, and had nothing remarkable about her life except a dynasty of three paroquets, who had reigned in succession over her soul.

    Les Miserables

  • Their dinner consisted of four dishes of different soups, each garnished with two young paroquets, a large dish of bouillé that weighed two hundred weight, two roasted monkeys of a delicious flavor, three hundred humming-birds in one dish, and six hundred flybirds in another; some excellent ragouts, delicate tarts, and the whole served up in dishes of rockcrystal.

    Candide

  • The feathered tribes of the island were all represented — grouse, jacamars, pheasants, lories, as well as the chattering cockatoos, parrots, and paroquets.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Black, white, or gray cockatoos, paroquets, with plumage of all colors, kingfishers of a sparkling green and crowned with red, blue lories, and various other birds appeared on all sides, as through a prism, fluttering about and producing a deafening clamor.

    The Mysterious Island

  • At St. Gudule the preacher mounts into no less a place than the garden of Eden, being supported by Adam and Eve, by Sin and Death, and numberless other animals; he walks up to his desk by a rustic railing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables, with wooden peacocks, paroquets, monkeys biting apples, and many more of the birds and beasts of the field.

    Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

  • Sun-birds rival the flashing colors of the humming-birds in the jungle openings; king-fishers of large size and brilliant blue plumage make the river banks gay; shrieking paroquets with coral-colored beaks and tender green feathers, abound in the forests; great, heavy-billed hornbills hop cumbrously from branch to branch, rivaling in their awkward gait the rhinoceros hornbills; the

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Thousands of birds, the lories, and greenfinches, and gold-winged pigeons, not to speak of the noisy paroquets, flew about in the green branches.

    In Search of the Castaways

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