pygmy parrot

noun

Definition of pygmy parrot

: any of various small parrots (genus Micropsitta) of New Guinea and adjacent islands having a thick bill with a cere, very long claws, and brilliant plumage in the male

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“Pygmy parrot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pygmy%20parrot. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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