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Definition of "parrot" []

  • Any of numerous tropical and semitropical birds of the order Psittaciformes, characterized by a short hooked bill, brightly colored plumage, and, in some species, the ability to mimic human speech or other sounds. (noun)
  • One who imitates the words or actions of another, especially without understanding them. (noun)
  • To repeat or imitate, especially without understanding. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parrot" in a sentence
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  • "Kristen, the parrot is a weak moment that my Dh capatilized on."
  • "Luciano Cheles has observed that the parrot is an attribute of Mercury, the god of eloquence: It is tempting to argue that Rhetoric has been symbolized ... by the twin motif of the cage with the parrots, and the clock."