What does parrot mean?

Definitions for parrot
ˈpær ətpar·rot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parrotnoun

    usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds

  2. parrotverb

    a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

  3. parrotverb

    repeat mindlessly

    "The students parroted the teacher's words"

Wiktionary

  1. parrotnoun

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

    I bought a wonderful parrot at the pet store.

  2. parrotnoun

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

    What kind of a parrot are you? He just said that.

  3. parrotnoun

    A puffin.

  4. parrotnoun

    Channel coal.

  5. parrotverb

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

  6. Etymology: First attested in 1525. From perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrochetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Parrotnoun

    A particoloured bird of the species of the hooked bill, remarkable for the exact imitation of the human voice.

    Etymology: perroquet, French.

    Some will ever more peep through their eyes,
    And laugh like parrots at a bag-piper. William Shakespeare.

    Who taught the parrot human notes to try?
    ’Twas witty want, fierce hunger to appease. Dryden.

    The great, red, and blue, parrot: of these, the middle-most are called popinjays; and the lesser, parroquets: in all above twenty sorts. Nehemiah Grew.

Wikipedia

  1. Parrot

    Parrots, also known as psittacines (), are birds of the roughly 398 species in 92 genera comprising the order Psittaciformes (), found mostly in tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea ("true" parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). One-third of all parrot species are threatened by extinction, with higher aggregate extinction risk (IUCN Red List Index) than any other comparable bird group. Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere, as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America and Australasia.Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism in the visual spectrum. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length. The most important components of most parrots' diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds, and other plant material. A few species sometimes eat animals and carrion, while the lories and lorikeets are specialised for feeding on floral nectar and soft fruits. Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows (or nest boxes in captivity), and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial (helpless) young. Parrots, along with ravens, crows, jays, and magpies, are among the most intelligent birds, and the ability of some species to imitate human speech enhances their popularity as pets. Trapping wild parrots for the pet trade, as well as hunting, habitat loss, and competition from invasive species, has diminished wild populations, with parrots being subjected to more exploitation than any other group of birds. As of 2021, about 50 million parrots (half of all parrots) live in captivity, with the vast majority of these living as pets in people's homes. Measures taken to conserve the habitats of some high-profile charismatic species have also protected many of the less charismatic species living in the same ecosystems. Parrots are the only creatures that display true tripedalism, using their necks and beaks as limbs with propulsive forces equal to or greater than those forces generated by the forelimbs of primates when climbing vertical surfaces. They can travel with cyclical tripedal gaits when climbing.

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  1. parrot

    A parrot is a type of bird, often known for its bright, colorful plumage and its ability to mimic human speech. They belong to the order Psittaciformes, which includes over 370 species. Parrots are characterized by a strong, curved beak, an upright stance, and strong legs. They are found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, and their diet primarily consists of seeds, nuts, fruit, and some species can eat small insects. They are popular pets due to their intelligence, social nature, and distinctive appearance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parrotnoun

    in a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci

  2. Parrotnoun

    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

  3. Parrotverb

    to repeat by rote, as a parrot

  4. Parrotverb

    to chatter like a parrot

  5. Etymology: [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]

Wikidata

  1. Parrot

    Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea, the Cacatuoidea and the Strigopoidea. Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia. Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. The plumage of cockatoos ranges from mostly white to mostly black, with a mobile crest of feathers on the tops of their heads. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length. The most important components of most parrots' diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. A few species sometimes eat animals and carrion, while the lories and lorikeets are specialised for feeding on floral nectar and soft fruits. Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows, and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial young.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parrot

    par′rut, n. one of a family of tropical and subtropical birds, with brilliant plumage and a hooked bill, remarkable for their faculty of imitating the human voice: a repeater of the words of others.—v.t. and v.i. to repeat by rote.—ns. Par′rot-coal, a kind of coal which crepitates in burning; Par′roter; Par′rot-fish, a name applied to various fishes, from their colours or the shape of their jaws; Par′rotry, servile imitation. [Contr. of Fr. perroquet.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PARROT

    An individual who can never be held responsible for what he says.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PARROT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Parrot is ranked #37125 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Parrot surname appeared 601 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Parrot.

    82% or 493 total occurrences were White.
    12.3% or 74 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parrot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parrot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of parrot in a Sentence

  1. Wilbur Wright:

    I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks and it can't fly very high.

  2. Christina Keller:

    Bud was mine and Marty’s parrot when we were married, he ended up keeping Bud for the 15 years we have not been married.

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    Shall He to thee His aid refuse Who clothes the swan in dazzling white, Who robes in green the parrot bright, The peacocks decks in rainbow hues?*

  4. Maria Uriarte:

    For instance the endangered Puerto Rican parrot, which likes old, tall growth, can't nest because much of the forest is disturbed.

  5. Author Unknown:

    To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well

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