Agapornis

noun Ag·a·por·nis \ˌa-gə-ˈpȯr-nəs\

Definition of Agapornis

  1. :  a genus of small short-tailed African parrots — see lovebird

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Origin and Etymology of agapornis

New Latin, from Greek agapē love + New Latin -ornis


First Known Use: 1838


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