parakeet

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noun par·a·keet \ˈper-ə-ˌkēt, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parakeet

  1. :  any of numerous usually small slender parrots with a long graduated tail

Origin and Etymology of parakeet

Spanish & Middle French; Spanish periquito, from Middle French perroquet parrot


First Known Use: 1581


PARAKEET Defined for English Language Learners

parakeet

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noun par·a·keet \ˈper-ə-ˌkēt, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parakeet for English Language Learners

  • : a small, brightly colored tropical bird that has a long tail and that is often kept as a pet


PARAKEET Defined for Kids

parakeet

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noun par·a·keet \ˈper-ə-ˌkēt\

Definition of parakeet for Students

  1. :  a small parrot that has a long tail and is sometimes kept as a caged bird


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