Carolina parakeet

noun

Car·​o·​li·​na parakeet ˌker(-ə)-ˈlī-nə- How to pronounce Carolina parakeet (audio)
ˌka-rə-
: an extinct parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) of the eastern U.S.

Word History

Etymology

Carolina, English colony

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Carolina parakeet was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Carolina parakeet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carolina%20parakeet. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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