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ringneck

[ ring-nek ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌnɛk /
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noun
a ring-necked animal.
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Origin of ringneck

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; ring1 + neck
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How to use ringneck in a sentence

  • It is not quite like the Ringneck, but, like it, has a white ring around the neck.

    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
  • 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
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