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Par·rot

(pah-rō'),
Jules, French physician, 1829-1883. See: Parrot disease.

parrot

any of a group of birds in the family Psittacidae which also includes cockatoos and lories. All are characterized by curved beaks with the lower one fitting inside the larger upper beak when they are closed. The typical parrots are the macaws, parakeets, lovebirds and budgerigars. They are characterized by their bright plumage, their gift of mimicry and their popularity as pets.

parrot fever
parrot mouth
serious malocclusion of the incisors with the upper arcade protruding beyond the lower. Called also overshot. See also brachygnathia.
parrot pox
References in classic literature ?
The husband, who knew that it had neither rained nor thundered in the night, was convinced that the parrot was not speaking the truth, so he took him out of the cage and threw him so roughly on the ground that he killed him.
Sire," he replied, "the death of the parrot was nothing.
The Princess was surprised and anxious, and fearing the parrot, who was her greatest comfort, had fallen ill, she took him in her hand and caressed him.
Presently the King appeared, and the parrot noticed with joy how much he was disliked.
But animals don't always speak with their mouths," said the parrot in a high voice, raising her eyebrows.
In her isolation, the parrot was almost a son, a love.
The frightened Canary fluttered about in his cage; the Parrot flapped his wings, and cried, "Come, let us be men
And considering that it was some more parrot talk after all (men have been saying that sort of thing to women from the beginning of the world) this sensibility seems to me childish.
Uncle Dick's fond of the parrot, so he speaks up for him.
Another thing about them," continued the Englishman, "that doesn't appear normal is that they are afraid of parrots and utterly fearless of lions.
The parrot had shrieked another shriek; and it filled up the sentence so expressively that Mrs Merdle was under no necessity to end it.
Friend Conseil," said Ned, gravely, "the parrot is like pheasant to those who have nothing else.