conure

[ kon-yer ]
/ ˈkɒn yər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. contusion,
  2. contusive,
  3. conté,
  4. conundrum,
  5. conurbation,
  6. conus,
  7. conus arteriosus,
  8. conv.,
  9. convalesce,
  10. convalescence

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

conure

/ (ˈkɒnjʊə) /

noun

any of various small American parrots of the genus Aratinga and related genera

Word Origin for conure

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

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