budgerigar
budgerigar udg"er*i*gar, budgereegah udgereegah, budgerygah udgerygah . small Australian parakeet ({Melopsittacus undulatus}) usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors.

Syn: budgie, grass parakeet, lovebird, shell parakeet. [WordNet 1.5] ||


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