rosella

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Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Rosehill.

A crimson rosella, Platycercus elegans

Noun[edit]

rosella (plural rosellas)

  1. A parrot belonging to any of the five to eight species in the genus Platycercus (originally specifically Platycercus eximius) which is native to Australia and nearby islands. [from 19th c.]
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 138:
      Molly […] had glimpsed a future, like a rosella, hardly seen, swooping through the high umbrellas of the bush.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosella (plural rosellas)

  1. Alternative form of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

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rosella

  1. rosella (parrot of the genus Platycercus)

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