parrothouse

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Etymology[edit]

parrot +‎ house

Noun[edit]

parrothouse (plural parrothouses)

  1. An aviary where parrots and similar exotic birds are kept for display.
    • 1964G. K. Chesterton, The Spice of Life and Other Essays, The Soul in Every Legend
      I do not deny that the poet may write an ode to a parrot as well as to a skylark; or for that matter a serenade to a penguin or a pelican. But he will prefer the parrot outside the parrothouse. He will prefer the pelican in the wilderness.

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