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budgerigar

noun bud·ger·i·gar \ˈbə-jə-rē-ˌgär\

: a small, usually light green and yellow bird that is often kept as a pet

Full Definition of BUDGERIGAR

:  a small Australian parrot (Melopsittacus undulatus) usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred under domestication in many colors

Origin of BUDGERIGAR

modification of Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) gijirrigaa
First Known Use: 1840

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