parakeet

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

Definition of parakeet

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

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Origin and Etymology of parakeet

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


PARAKEET Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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


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