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Definition of parrot:

  1. Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidae, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako ( P. erithacus) of Africa ( see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots ( Chrysotis) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
  2. In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.
  3. To chatter like a parrot.
  4. To repeat by rote, as a parrot.


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