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  1. any of several long-tailed New World parrots, especially of the genus Aratinga, certain species of which are kept as pets.
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Origin of conure

1855–60; < New Latin Conurus earlier genus name < Greek kôn(os) cone + -ouros -tailed, adj. derivative of ourá tail
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British Dictionary definitions for conure


  1. any of various small American parrots of the genus Aratinga and related genera
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin conurus, from Greek kōnos cone + oura tail
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