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parakeet

noun par·a·keet \ˈper-ə-ˌkēt, ˈpa-rə-\

: a small, brightly colored tropical bird that has a long tail and that is often kept as a pet

Full Definition of PARAKEET

:  any of numerous usually small slender parrots with a long graduated tail

Origin of PARAKEET

Spanish & Middle French; Spanish periquito, from Middle French perroquet parrot
First Known Use: 1581
PARAKEET Defined for Kids

parakeet

noun par·a·keet \ˈper-ə-ˌkēt\

Definition of PARAKEET for Kids

:  a small parrot that has a long tail and is sometimes kept as a caged bird

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