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)

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosella

  1. rosella (parrot of the genus Platycercus)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rosella (Kotus type 13/katiska, no gradation)
nominative rosella rosellat
genitive rosellan roselloiden
roselloitten
rosellojen
partitive rosellaa roselloita
roselloja
illative rosellaan roselloihin
singular plural
nominative rosella rosellat
accusative nom. rosella rosellat
gen. rosellan
genitive rosellan roselloiden
roselloitten
rosellojen
rosellainrare
partitive rosellaa roselloita
roselloja
inessive rosellassa roselloissa
elative rosellasta roselloista
illative rosellaan roselloihin
adessive rosellalla roselloilla
ablative rosellalta roselloilta
allative rosellalle roselloille
essive rosellana roselloina
translative rosellaksi roselloiksi
instructive roselloin
abessive rosellatta roselloitta
comitative roselloineen

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