The mouth has no teeth, but the lips are coated with horn, making a parrotlike beak that can inflict a severe bite.
The devil take you and your parrotlike repetition of one word!
He knew his clay, the day labourer, with his parrotlike mentality.
1520s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal Middle French perrot, from a variant of Pierre "Peter;" or perhaps a dialectal form of perroquet (see parakeet). Replaced earlier popinjay. The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt in South America in 1800 encountered a very old parrot that was the sole speaker of a dead Indian language, the original tribe having gone extinct.
"repeat without understanding," 1590s, from parrot (n.). Related: Parroted; parroting.