Psittaceous
Psittaceous Psit*ta"ceous, Psittacid Psit"ta*cid, a. [L. psittacus a parrot, Gr. ?: cf. F. psittacide.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the parrots, or the Psittaci. -- n. One of the Psittaci. [1913 Webster]

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  • psittaceous — sə̇ˈtāshəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Psittacus + English eous 1. : psittacine 2. : like a parrot psittaceous chatter …   Useful english dictionary

  • psittaceous — psit·ta·ceous …   English syllables

  • psittaceous —   a. like or pertaining to parrot; belonging to parrot family of birds.    ♦ psittacine, a.    ♦ psittacism, n. parrot like repetition in speech.    ♦ psittacosis, n. contagious parrot disease, causing fever and pneumonia in humans …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Psittacid — Psittaceous Psit*ta ceous, Psittacid Psit ta*cid, a. [L. psittacus a parrot, Gr. ?: cf. F. psittacide.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the parrots, or the Psittaci. n. One of the Psittaci. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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