eclectus parrot

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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