adjective psit·ta·ceous \sə̇ˈtāshəs\

Definition of psittaceous

  1. 1 :  psittacine

  2. 2 :  like a parrot psittaceous chatter

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Origin and Etymology of psittaceous

New Latin Psittacus + English -eous

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