parrot fever


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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, "Madrid to cull nearly 12,000 invasive parakeets over threats to environment, public safety," 9 Oct. 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Parrot fever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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