psit·​ta·​cine ˈsi-tə-ˌsīn How to pronounce psittacine (audio)
: of or relating to the parrots
psittacine noun

Word History


Latin psittacinus, from psittacus parrot, from Greek psittakos

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of psittacine was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Psittacine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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