budgerigar

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noun bud·ger·i·gar \ˈbə-jə-rē-ˌgär\

Definition of budgerigar

  1. :  a small Australian parrot (Melopsittacus undulatus) usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred under domestication in many colors

Origin and Etymology of budgerigar

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


First Known Use: 1840


BUDGERIGAR Defined for English Language Learners

budgerigar

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noun bud·ger·i·gar \ˈbə-jə-rē-ˌgär\

Definition of budgerigar for English Language Learners

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


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