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conure

[ kon-yer ]
/ ˈkɒn yər /
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noun
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

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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