parrot fever

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The birds also could transmit diseases to humans, such as psittacosis (parrot fever), avian flu and salmonella, The Guardian reported. Fox News, 9 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parrot fever was in 1930

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“Parrot fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parrot%20fever. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

parrot fever

noun

Medical Definition

parrot fever

noun

par·​rot fever ˈpar-ət- How to pronounce parrot fever (audio)

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