ringneck

[ring-nek]

Origin of ringneck

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; ring1 + neck
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Examples from the Web for ringneck

Historical Examples of ringneck

  • 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