budgerigar

noun
bud·​ger·​i·​gar | \ˈbə-jə-rē-ˌgär \

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

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Indeed, these plant lovers have the same emotional connection to flora that the Young and the Houseless used to have to fauna like beagles, Siamese cats, budgerigars and, in certain highly unusual cases, Rottweilers. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "The Dark Secrets of America’s Millennial Plant Lovers," 26 July 2018 Outback pools draw immense swarms of parakeets called budgerigars. John Pickrell, Science | AAAS, "Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of budgerigar

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for budgerigar

modification of Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) gijirrigaa

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budgerigar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of budgerigar

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

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