budgerigar
noun Etymology: modification of Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) gijirrigaa Date: 1840 a small Australian parrot (Melopsittacus undulatus) usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred under domestication in many colors

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • budgerigar — 1847, from Native Australian, lit. good cockatoo, from budgeri good + gar cockatoo …   Etymology dictionary

  • budgerigar — ► NOUN ▪ a small Australian parakeet which is green with a yellow head in the wild. ORIGIN of Aboriginal origin …   English terms dictionary

  • budgerigar — [buj′ər i gär΄] n. [native name] an Australian parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) having a greenish yellow body, marked with bright blue on the cheeks and tail feathers, and wings striped with brown …   English World dictionary

  • budgerigar — UK [ˈbʌdʒərɪˌɡɑː(r)] / US [ˈbʌdʒərɪˌɡɑr] noun [countable] Word forms budgerigar : singular budgerigar plural budgerigars a small bright blue, green, or yellow bird often kept as a pet. Budgerigars are often called budgies …   English dictionary

  • budgerigar — [19] When the first English settlers arrived at Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour) in the late 18th century, they heard the local Aborigines referring to a small green parrot like bird as budgerigar. In the local language, this meant literally… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • budgerigar — banguotosios papūgėlės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Melopsittacus angl. budgerigar vok. Wellensittich, m rus. волнистый попугайчик, m pranc. perruche ondulée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rozelos siauresnis terminas… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • budgerigar — banguotoji papūgėlė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Melopsittacus undulatus angl. budgerigar vok. Wellensittich, m rus. волнистый попугайчик, m pranc. perruche ondulée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – banguotosios… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • budgerigar — [19] When the first English settlers arrived at Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour) in the late 18th century, they heard the local Aborigines referring to a small green parrot like bird as budgerigar. In the local language, this meant literally… …   Word origins

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