caique

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English[edit]

A caique (trading vessel)
A caique (parrot)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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. Any of four (previously 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.