Definition of Parrot

1. Noun. Usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds.

2. Verb. Repeat mindlessly. "The students parroted the teacher's words"
Generic synonyms: Echo, Repeat

3. Noun. A copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated.
Generic synonyms: Ape, Aper, Copycat, Emulator, Imitator

Definition of Parrot

1. n. In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.

2. v. t. To repeat by rote, as a parrot.

3. v. i. To chatter like a parrot.

Definition of Parrot

1. Noun. A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful and able to mimic human speech. ¹

2. Noun. A parroter; a person who repeats what was just said. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A puffin. ¹

4. Noun. (geology obsolete) Channel coal. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To repeat (exactly what has just been said) without necessarily showing understanding, in the manner of a parrot. ¹

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Definition of Parrot

1. to repeat or imitate without thought or understanding [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Parrot

1. 1. In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci. 2. 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. Parrot weed, any fish of the genus Scarus. One species (S. Cretensis), found in the Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Origin: Prob. Fr. F. Pierrot, dim. Of Pierre Peter. F. Pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parrot

parrot (current term)
parrot's beak
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Literary usage of Parrot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"MY name is parrot, a bird of paradise By nature deuised, of a wonderous kynd ... bi fortune me find And send me, to great ladyes of estate Then parrot must ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Hagh, ha, ha, parrot, ye can laugh prek-ly parrot hath not dined, of al this long day Lyke your pus eat parrot can mute and cry In ..."

3. Contemporary French Novelists: And Other Tales from India by William Henry Denham Rouse, William Crooke, William Heath Robinson, René Doumic, Mary D. Frost (1922)
"HERE was once a Fowler who caught a young parrot. He kept the parrot in his house, hoping that it would pick up something to say, but the parrot learnt ..."

4. The Poetical Works of John Skelton: With Notes, and Some Account of the by John Skelton (1843)
"parrot is a fayre byrd for a lady; God of his goodnes him framed and wrought; When parrot is ded, she dothe not putrefy: 1 ..."

5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"For parrot is no churlish chough nor no licked РУ parrot is no ... that men call a starling But parrot is mine own dere harte, and my der- ling Melpomene ..."

6. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1912)
"John Skelton Ladies' Darling MY name is parrot, a byrd of paradise, ... parrot, ye can laugh prettily; " parrot hath dined of all this longe day. ..."

7. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"Plain parrot. P. Simplex. Kuhl. Son. Ib. 38. f. 1. ... 27. Vaill. 66. All the plumage deep blue. Otaheite. Blue-crested parrot. ..."

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