Night parrot
Parrot Par"rot (p[a^]r"r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. {Paroquet}, {Petrel}, {Petrify}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order {Psittaci}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of {Psittacus}, {Chrysotis}, {Pionus}, and other genera of the family {Psittacid[ae]}, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako ({Psittacus erithacus}) of Africa (see {Jako}), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots ({Chrysotis}) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases. [1913 Webster]

{Carolina parrot} (Zo["o]l.), the Carolina parrakeet. See {Parrakeet}.

{Night parrot}, or {Owl parrot}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Kakapo}.

{Parrot coal}, cannel coal; -- so called from the crackling and chattering sound it makes in burning. [Eng. & Scot.]

{Parrot green}. (Chem.) See {Scheele's green}, under {Green}, n.

{Parrot weed} (Bot.), a suffrutescent plant ({Bocconia frutescens}) of the Poppy family, native of the warmer parts of America. It has very large, sinuate, pinnatifid leaves, and small, panicled, apetalous flowers.

{Parrot wrasse}, {Parrot fish} (Zo["o]l.), any fish of the genus {Scarus}. One species ({Scarus Cretensis}), found in the Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans. [1913 Webster]


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  • Night Parrot — Conservation status Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • Night parrot — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night parrot — Kakapo Ka ka*po , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A singular nocturnal parrot ({Strigops habroptilus}), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night parrot — naktinės papūgos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Geopsittacus angl. night parrot vok. Höhlensittich, m rus. ночной попугай, m pranc. perruche nocturne, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rozelos siauresnis terminas – naktinė… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • night parrot — naktinė papūga statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Geopsittacus occidentalis angl. night parrot vok. Höhlensittich, m rus. ночной попугай, m pranc. perruche nocturne, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – naktinės papūgos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • night parrot — /ˈnaɪt pærət / (say nuyt paruht) noun either of two small Australian parrots that feed and drink after dusk: 1. a rare green and yellow parrot, Geopsittacus occidentalis. 2. → Bourke s parrot …   Australian English dictionary

  • night parrot — noun 1. : kakapo 2. : a nearly extinct nocturnal terrestrial parrot (Geopsittacus occidentalis) of western Australia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parrot — Par rot (p[a^]r r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. {Paroquet}, {Petrel}, {Petrify}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order {Psittaci}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parrot coal — Parrot Par rot (p[a^]r r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. {Paroquet}, {Petrel}, {Petrify}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order {Psittaci}. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parrot fish — Parrot Par rot (p[a^]r r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. {Paroquet}, {Petrel}, {Petrify}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order {Psittaci}. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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