rosella

noun ro·sel·la \rōˈzelə\

Definition of rosella

plural

-s

  1. 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. 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: 1829


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