Definition of parakeet
: any of numerous usually small slender parrots with a long graduated tail
Recent Examples of parakeet from the Web
Over the years, the Bordens have cremated iguanas, kangaroos, alpacas, deer, parakeets, squirrels, dogs, cats, goldfish, miniature ponies and more.
Meet live animals such as a red-foot tortoise, a monk parakeet, a Mandarin duck, a Chilean rose-haired tarantula and more.
This isn't the same as buying separate foods for your dog, cat, goldfish and parakeet.
A resident found a green-and-yellow parakeet in the yard and attempted to find its owner.
My walk also took me through the once-famous Victorian Vauxhall pleasure gardens and its adjoining blink-and-you-miss-it Vauxhall City Farm with its ducks, chickens, rabbits, parakeets, horses, donkeys, goats, alpacas, sheep and one very large pig.
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Origin and Etymology of parakeet
Spanish & Middle French; Spanish periquito, from Middle French perroquet parrot
First Known Use: 1538See Words from the same year
PARAKEET Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of parakeet for Students
: a small parrot that has a long tail and is sometimes kept as a caged bird
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