caique

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English[edit]

Caique (trading vessel)
Caique (parrot)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French caïque, from Italian caicco, from Ottoman Turkish قایق ‎(kayık),[1][2] from Old Turkic kayguk, from Proto-Turkic *K(i)aj-guk ‎(boat, oar). Cognate with modern Turkish kayık.

Noun[edit]

caique ‎(plural caiques)

  1. (nautical) a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail, traditionally used for fishing and trawling.
  2. One of two species of parrot in the genus Pionites.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "caique." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2008.
  2. ^ "caique." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.