Definition of Rosella

1. n. A beautiful Australian parrakeet (Platycercus eximius) often kept as a cage bird. The head and back of the neck are scarlet, the throat is white, the back dark green varied with lighter green, and the breast yellow.



Definition of Rosella

1. Noun. A parrot belonging to any of the five to eight species in the genus ''Platycercus'' which is native to Australia and nearby islands. ¹

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Definition of Rosella

1. a parakeet [n -S] - See also: parakeet

Medical Definition of Rosella

1. A beautiful Australian parrakeet (Platycercus eximius) often kept as a cage bird. The head and back of the neck are scarlet, the throat is white, the back dark green varied with lighter green, and the breast yellow. Origin: NL, dim. Of L. Rosa rose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rosella

rosefish
rosefishes
rosegarden
rosegardens
rosegold
rosegolds
rosehead
roseheads
rosehip
rosehips
roseine
roseines
roseless
roselike
roselite
rosella (current term)
rosellas
roselle
roselles
rosemaling
rosemalings
rosemaloes
rosemaries
rosemaryite
rosemarylike
rosenbergite
rosenbuschite
rosenhahnite

Literary usage of Rosella

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1. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1825)
"Sph. rosella, not. size, on a species of Thelephora. Fig. 2. A magnified group from a piece of dead wood. Fig. 3. Spherules. Fig. 4. ..."

2. The Opera Goers' Complete Guide: Comprising Two Hundred and Sixty-eight by Leo Leop Melitz, Richard Salinger, Louise Wallace Hackney (1921)
"Totonno is apparently averse to the love of his son for rosella, ... Maria begins a quarrel with rosella and angers her to such an extent that she draws a ..."

3. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1887)
"rosella H. WESTON. Essex. Nov. 3,1886. —Jan. 6,1887. DEVENS, W. ALLEN, & GARDNER, JJ., absent. The requirement of the Pub. Sts. c. ..."

4. Songs and Sonnets by John Howell (1887)
"THE rosella. |N the meadow near the village Runs the sweet rosella bright; How it sparkles in the daylight, Creeping first to left then right ; Now it ..."

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