budgie

noun
bud·​gie | \ ˈbə-jē How to pronounce budgie (audio) \

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Examples of budgie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, members of the parrot family, like budgies and cockatoos, are even better at syncing their movements to a beat than chimpanzees are, wrote Dr. Hattori. Susan Pinker, WSJ, "Humans and Other Dancing Animals," 25 Jan. 2020 Kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, jumping spiders and wild budgies are featured in the Australia episode, according to NPR. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ | How to watch, time, TV channel, live stream," 18 Jan. 2020 Guests can also feed lorikeets, budgies and flamingos throughout the day in the Flights of Fancy area. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "7 up-close animal experiences at the Indianapolis Zoo," 5 July 2019 Most budgies are green thanks to a yellow pigment, psittacofulvin, mixing with a blue hue created by light bouncing off tiny structures on the birds’ feathers. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, "How this popular pet store bird got its sky-blue hue," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of budgie

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for budgie

by shortening and alteration

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“Budgie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budgie. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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