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A parrot.


First attested in 1525. From Средњи Француски perrot

, either a diminutive of Pierre

or a shortened form of perroquet

. Compare Француски pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet

, such as Spanish periquito

and Italian parrocchetto

. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay




parrot (plural parrots)

  1. A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful and able to mimic human speech, of the order Psittaciformes or (narrowly) of the family Psittacidae.
    Синоними: psittacine (bird of the order Psittaciformes), popinjay
    I bought a wonderful parrot at the pet store.
  2. (figuratively) A parroter; a person who repeats the words or ideas of others.
    Синоними: copycat, mimic
    What kind of a parrot are you? He just said that.
    • 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar,
      In this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men’s thinking.
  3. (archaic) A puffin.
    Синоними: sea-parrot, tomnoddy
  4. (geology, obsolete) Channel coal.