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parakeet

or par路ra路keet

[ par-uh-keet ]
/ 藞p忙r 蓹藢kit /
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noun
any of numerous small, slender parrots, usually having a long, pointed, graduated tail, often kept as pets and noted for the ability to mimic speech: several species are endangered.
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Also par路a路quet, par路o路quet, par路ro路ket, par路ro路quet [par-uh-ket] /藞p忙r 蓹藢k蓻t/ .

Origin of parakeet

1575鈥85; from Middle French paroquet 鈥減arrot,鈥 apparently originally a diminutive of P(i)errot, diminutive of Pierre 鈥淧eter,鈥 as a name for a parrot; the modern form and its earlier variants have been influenced by Italian parrocchetto and Spanish periquito (both ultimately from Middle French )
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British Dictionary definitions for parakeet

parakeet

parrakeet

/ (藞p忙r蓹藢ki藧t) /

noun
any of numerous small usually brightly coloured long-tailed parrots, such as Psittacula krameri (ring-necked parakeet), of Africa

Word Origin for parakeet

C16: from Spanish periquito and Old French paroquet parrot, of uncertain origin
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