African gray

noun

Definition of African gray

: a parrot (Psittacus erithacus) native to equatorial Africa that has gray plumage, a red tail, and a whitish face and is commonly domesticated especially for its ability in learning to talk

First Known Use of African gray

1754, in the meaning defined above

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“African gray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20gray. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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