Definition of rosella
1 : an Australian parakeet (Platycercus eximius) often kept as a cage bird having the head and back of the neck scarlet and the cheeks white, the back dark green varied with lighter green, and the breast red and yellow; broadly : any parakeet of the genus Platycercus
2 Australia : a sheep that has shed a portion of its wool
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Origin and Etymology of rosella
irregular from Rosehill, district near Sydney, southeast Australia
First Known Use: 1829See Words from the same year
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