Pygmy parrot
Pygmy Pyg"my, Pygmean Pyg*me"an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See {Pygmy}.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. `` Like that Pygmean race.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Pygmy antelope} (Zo["o]l.), the kleeneboc.

{Pygmy goose} (Zo["o]l.), any species of very small geese of the genus {Nettapus}, native of Africa, India, and Australia.

{Pygmy owl} (Zo["o]l.), the gnome.

{Pygmy parrot} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of very small green parrots ({Nasitern[ae]}), native of New Guinea and adjacent islands. They are not larger than sparrows. [1913 Webster]


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