papagay

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Noun[edit]

papagay (plural papagays)

  1. Obsolete form of popinjay (parrot)
    • 1800, William Tooke, History of Russia, from the foundation of the monarchy by Rurik, to the accession of Catharine the second
      Chinese geese, various kinds of papagays or parrots, white and variegated peacocks, &c. are here seen either roving about at large,

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for papagay in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)