Definition of Shell parakeet
1. Noun. Small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors.
Generic synonyms: Parakeet, Paraquet, Paroquet, Parrakeet, Parroket, Parroquet
Group relationships: Genus Melopsittacus, Melopsittacus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shell Parakeet
Literary usage of Shell parakeet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The National Zoological Park: A Popular Account of Its Collections by Ned Hollister (1919)
"One of the commonest forms kept as a pet is the shell parakeet, or Australian grass parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus). This species breeds in captivity, ..."
2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1864)
"... anxiety to pass over that face, than you could have taken the beautiful little shell parakeet, which sat on her shoulder, and killed it before her eyes. ..."
3. Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend and Law by James George Frazer (1919)
"Out came the crow, and the shell parakeet, and the emu, and all the rest. Being as yet imperfectly formed and without members or organs of sense, ..."