It was answered by a demure-looking waiter, with a face like a parroquet.
Paroquet, parroquet, par′o-ket, n. a small long-tailed tropical and subtropical parrot.
We also observed here, for the first time, the parroquet, which Bougainville described to be common in the Strait.
This parroquet is a bird of the interior, and was spread over the whole of it in greater or less numbers.
The parroquet of Louisiana is not quite so large as those that are usually brought to France.
And you may be sure, reader, that Billy did not forget to take the pig and the parroquet along with him.
Dr. Kelaart states that it is the only parroquet of the Neuera-ellia range.
His face was like a parroquet's, with small, beady eyes full of an unintellectual sharpness.
Among other divinities a species of parroquet, with 212 flaming plumage, called the ara, was worshiped in some districts.
And the dog, stealing his nose out at the door, leaves all in charge of the parroquet, and goes to see the king!
1620s, from Spanish perquito; earlier English form parroket (1580s) is from Middle French paroquet, from Old French paroquet (14c.), which is said by etymologists of French to be from Italian parrocchetto, literally "little priest," from parroco "parish priest," from Church Latin parochus (see parish), or parrucchetto, diminutive of parrucca "peruke, periwig," in reference to the head plumage.
The Spanish form, meanwhile, is sometimes said to be a diminutive of Perico, familiar form of Pedro "Peter," and the Old French word is likewise perhaps from or influenced by a diminutive of Pierre "Peter." The relations of the Spanish and Italian forms, and the influence of folk etymology on either or both, are uncertain.