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parakeet (plural parakeets)
- A member of any of the various species of small parrots usually bred in Australia and Africa. [from 16th c.]
- we had loved them for our pastimes, as we do apes, monkies, or perokitoes, and not as man.
- 2009, Patrick Barkham, The Guardian, 12 Oct 2009:
- According to one legend, the parakeets escaped from the set of The African Queen, John Huston's 1951 film made at Shepperton studios.
various species of small parrots