Bocconia frutescens
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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  • Bocconia frutescens — ID 10504 Symbol Key BOFR2 Common Name parrotweed Family Papaveraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution HI, PR Growth Habit Tree, Shrub Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Bocconia frutescens — noun small Central American tree having loose racemes of purple tinted green flowers • Syn: ↑bocconia, ↑tree celandine • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Bocconia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bocconia frutescens L. — Symbol BOFR2 Common Name parrotweed Botanical Family Papaveraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Bocconia — Taxobox name = Bocconia image width = 200px image caption = Tree Poppy (Bocconia frutescens) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Papaveraceae genus = Bocconia genus authority = Plum. ex L …   Wikipedia

  • bocconia — noun 1. herb of China and Japan widely cultivated for its plumelike panicles of creamy white flowers • Syn: ↑plume poppy, ↑Macleaya cordata • Hypernyms: ↑poppy • Member Holonyms: ↑Macleaya, ↑genus Macleaya …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bocconĭa — (B. L.), nach P. Boccone benannte Pflanzengattung aus der Familie Papaveraceae Argemonieae 12 Kl. 1. Ordn. L. Arten: B. frutescens, 10–12 Fuß hoher Strauch in Mexico u. Jamaica; der gelbe, scharfe Saft dient zur Vertreibung der Warzen u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • genus Bocconia — noun tropical American trees or shrubs closely related to genus Macleaya • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papaveraceae, ↑family Papaveraceae, ↑poppy family • Member Meronyms: ↑bocconia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • krūminis aguonmedis — statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Bocconia frutescens), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bocconia frutescens angl. plume poppy; tree celandine šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • plume-poppy — krūminis aguonmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Bocconia frutescens), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bocconia frutescens angl. plume poppy; tree celandine… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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