Paroquet
Paroquet Par"o*quet`, n. [F. perroquet, or Sp. periquito; both prob. orig. meaning, little Peter. See {Parrot}.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Parrakeet}. [Written also {paroket}, {parroquet}, and {perroquet}.] [1913 Webster]

{Paroquet auk} or {Paroquet auklet} (Zo["o]l.), a small auk ({Cyclorrhynchus psittaculus}) inhabiting the coast and islands of Alaska. The upper parts are dark slate, under parts white, bill orange red. Called also {perroquet auk}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • paroquet — Parrakeet Par ra*keet (p[a^]r r[.a]*k[=e]t ), Parakeet Par a*keet , n. [See {Paroquet}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small parrots having a graduated tail, which is frequently very long; called also {paroquet} and {paraquet}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paroquet — /par euh ket /, n. parakeet. * * * …   Universalium

  • paroquet — /ˈpærəkit/ (say paruhkeet) noun Obsolete → parakeet. Also, parroquet …   Australian English dictionary

  • paroquet — noun any of numerous small slender long tailed parrots • Syn: ↑parakeet, ↑parrakeet, ↑parroket, ↑paraquet, ↑parroquet • Hypernyms: ↑parrot • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paroquet auk — Paroquet Par o*quet , n. [F. perroquet, or Sp. periquito; both prob. orig. meaning, little Peter. See {Parrot}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Parrakeet}. [Written also {paroket}, {parroquet}, and {perroquet}.] [1913 Webster] {Paroquet auk} or {Paroquet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paroquet auklet — Paroquet Par o*quet , n. [F. perroquet, or Sp. periquito; both prob. orig. meaning, little Peter. See {Parrot}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Parrakeet}. [Written also {paroket}, {parroquet}, and {perroquet}.] [1913 Webster] {Paroquet auk} or {Paroquet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paroquet bur — noun 1. a. : the bur of a Jamaica plant of the genus Triumfetta b. : a plant that bears paroquet burs 2. : a yellow flowered annual weedy herb (Sida rhombifolia) of the southeastern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • paroquet auklet — noun : an auklet (Cyclorrhynchus psittacula) of the northern Pacific having the upper parts dark slate, the underparts white, and the bill orange red …   Useful english dictionary

  • carolina paroquet — noun see carolina parakeet * * * Carolina parakeet or Carolina paroquet, a green parakeet with a yellow head that formerly inhabited the central and southeastern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cyclorrhynchus psittaculus — Paroquet Par o*quet , n. [F. perroquet, or Sp. periquito; both prob. orig. meaning, little Peter. See {Parrot}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Parrakeet}. [Written also {paroket}, {parroquet}, and {perroquet}.] [1913 Webster] {Paroquet auk} or {Paroquet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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