Par"ra*keet` (?), Par"a*keet`, n. [See Paroquet.] Zool.

Any one of numerous species of small parrots having a graduated tail, which is frequently very long; -- called also paroquet and paraquet.

⇒ Many of the Asiatic and Australian species belong to the genus Paleornis; others belong to Polytelis, Platycercus, Psephotus, Euphema, and allied genera. The American parrakeets mostly belong to the genus Conurus, as the Carolina parrakeet (C. Carolinensis).


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.