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par·a·keet / ˈparəˌkēt/ • n. a small parrot (Psittacula, Cyanoramphus, and other genera) with predominantly green plumage and a long tail.

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parakeet XVI. Three types are repr.: (i) parroket, -quet, perroquet XVI, (ii) paraquito, -quetto XVI, (iii) par(r)akeet XVII, the last being anglicized forms of the former, which are — (O)F. paroquet (mod. perroquet parrot); perh. ult. based on dims. of the name ‘Peter’ (F. Pierrot, Sp. Perico).

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parakeet See parrot