parrakeet definition

  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of parakeet.
    • anyone of various species of tiny parrots having a graduated tail, which can be usually extended; -- called also paroquet and paraquet.
    • A parrot; particularly, a small parrot; one of several different wild birds of the family members Psittacidæ distinguished from macaws, cockatoos, lories, and particular parrots proper.
    • A fish associated with the genus Crenilabrus; a parrotwrasse.
    • any of many tiny slender long-tailed parrots

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