psittacine

adjective
psit·​ta·​cine | \ ˈsi-tə-ˌsīn How to pronounce psittacine (audio) \

Definition of psittacine

: of or relating to the parrots

Other Words from psittacine

psittacine noun

First Known Use of psittacine

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psittacine

Latin psittacinus, from psittacus parrot, from Greek psittakos

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“Psittacine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psittacine. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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