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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 ?
When the Cat's-meat-Man had gone the parrot flew off the window on to the Doctor's table and said,
At tea-time, when the dog, Jip, came in, the parrot said to the Doctor, "See, HE'S talking to you.
All this rather in parrot language, in the words of tradition and morality as understood by the members of that exclusive club to which he belongs.
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.
In all the decorations there was utilized in various ways the conventional figure of the parrot, and, to a lesser extent, that of the lion and the monkey.
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.
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.
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
Uncle Dick's fond of the parrot, so he speaks up for him.
The parrot had given a most piercing shriek, as if its name were Society and it asserted its right to its exactions.
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over: