[ sit-uh-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈsɪt əˌsaɪn, -sɪn /
of or relating to parrots.
psittacineFind new words to share every day with Dictionary.com's Word of the Day. Discover the definition, pronunciation, and origin of uncommon words plus more!
sibilateFind new words to share every day with Dictionary.com's Word of the Day. Discover the definition, pronunciation, and origin of uncommon words plus more!
- psi′ particle,
Origin of psittacine
1870–75; < Latin psittacinus < Greek psittákinos. equivalent to psittak(ós) parrot + -inos ine1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
/ (ˈsɪtəˌsaɪn, -sɪn) /
of, relating to, or resembling a parrot
Word Origin for psittacine
C19: from Late Latin psittacīnus, from Latin psittacus a parrot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"pertaining to parrots," 1826, from Latin psittacinus, from psittacus "parrot," from Greek psittakos "a parrot," said to be a foreign word.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ sĭt′ə-sīn′ ]
Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of parrots.
Of or belonging to the family Psittacidae, which includes the parrots, macaws, and parakeets.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.