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[ring-nek] /ˈrɪŋˌnɛk/
a ring-necked animal.
Origin of ringneck
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; ring1 + neck Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is not quite like the ringneck, but, like it, has a white ring around the neck.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • The principal English variety at the present time is a ringneck produced from the mixture.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • The birds that breed at liberty in the United States are mostly of the ringneck type.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • The next bird is one of our well-known cage pets—the beautiful ringneck—the Mallee Parrot.

    An Australian Bird Book John Albert Leach

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