Webster's Online Dictionary
|Part of Speech||Definition|
Usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds.[Wordnet]
2. A copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated.[Wordnet]
3. In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.[Websters]
4. Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidae, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako (P. erithacus) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.[Websters].
Repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's words".[Wordnet]
2. To repeat by rote, as a parrot.[Websters]
3. To chatter like a parrot.[Websters]
4. Base verb from the following inflections: parroting, parroted, parrots, parroter, parroters, parrotingly and parrotedly.[Eve - graph theoretic]
Sources: WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
|Noah Webster||[Noun] The name of fowls of the genus Psittacus, of numerous species. The bill is hooked and the upper mandible movable. The hooked bill of the parrot is used in climbing. These fowls are found almost every where in tropical climates. They breed in hollow trees and subsist on fruits and seeds. They are also remarkable for the faculty of making indistinct articulations of words in imitation of the human voice.. Source: Webster's 1828 American Dictionary.|
|19th Century Satire||An individual who can never be held responsible for what he says. Source: Foolish Dictionary, 1904.|
|Dream Interpretation||1: A dead parrot, foretells the loss of social friends.|
2: For a young woman to dream that she owns a parrot, denotes that her lover will believe her to be quarrelsome.
3: Parrots chattering in your dreams, signifies frivolous employments and idle gossip among your friends.
4: To see them in repose, denotes a peaceful intermission of family broils.
5: To teach a parrot, you will have trouble in your private affairs. Source: Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted ....
|Geography||1: Parrot is geographically located in France. Its features include a populated place (a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work). Its geographic coordinates are 45.35 degrees North latitude and 3 degrees East longitude. (references)||2: Parrot is geographically located in Zimbabwe. Its features include a mine(s) (a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages). Its geographic coordinates are 16.65 degrees South latitude and 29.383333 degrees East longitude. (references)|
|Military||(DOD) Identification friend or foe transponder equipment. (references)|
|MultiLingual Slang||Telugu (chiluka). (references)|
|Wikipedic||A parrot is any bird belonging to the family Psittacidae. Parrots have a characteristic curved beak shape with the upper mandible having slight mobility in the joint with the skull and a generally erect stance. All parrots are zygodactyl, having the four toes on each foot placed two at the front and two back. Along with the cockatoo family Cacatuidae, the parrot family makes up the order Psittaciformes. The term "parrot" can be used in either the narrow sense of the parrot family Psittacidae or the broad sense of the order Psittaciformes. (references)|
|Parrot disease||Health||A lung disease caused by a Chlamydia bacterium; occurs in domestic fowls, ducks, pigeons, turkeys and many wild birds and is contracted by man by contact with these birds; the human symptoms are headache, nausea, epistaxis, and fever and usually with added symptoms. (references)|