eclectus parrot

noun
ec·​lec·​tus parrot | \ (ˈ)e¦kl|ektəs-, ə̇ˈkl|, ēˈkl| \

Definition of eclectus parrot

: any of certain parrots of the southwest Pacific constituting a genus (Larius, formerly Eclectus) and being distinguished by having males predominantly green and females predominantly red

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New Latin Eclectus, from Greek eklektos picked out, select

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“Eclectus parrot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eclectus%20parrot. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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