A member of any of the various species of small parrots usually bred in Australia and Africa.
Any of various small slender parrots, that are native to the tropics and are usually brightly coloured.
A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful and able to mimic human speech.
I bought a wonderful at the pet store.
1855, w:Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens, s:Little Dorrit, Little Dorrit, Bk I, ch 33
: Mrs Merdle was at home, and was in her nest of crimson and gold, with the on a neighbouring stem watching her with his head on one side, as if he took her for another splendid of a larger species.
A parroter; a person who repeats what was just said.
What kind of a are you? He just said that.
1837, w:Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, s:The American Scholar, The American Scholar
:In this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or, still worse, the of other men"s thinking.
(archaic) A puffin.
verb (parrot, ing)
(transitive) To repeat (exactly what has just been said) without necessarily showing understanding, in the manner of a parrot.
1996, w:Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton, s:Presidential Radio Address - 15 June 1996, Presidential Radio Address (15 June)
:So when political leaders the tobacco company line, say cigarettes are not necessarily addictive, and oppose our efforts to keep tobacco away from our children, they continue to cater to powerful interests, but they're not standing up for parents and children.
an extinct bird of the species Ectopistes migratorius.
A large order of birds, comprising more than half of all bird species.
Of, or relating to a passerine or perching bird.
The minister or priest of a Christian church.
tarnish, Tarnish found on some ores and metals which resembles the tail feathers of a peacock.
Any bird from the sub-family Pavoniní¦.
Of or pertaining to the genus Pavo or its sub-family Pavoniní¦, including the peafowl.
Resembling the tail of a peacock.
(rare) A pheasant of the genus Pavo or Afropavo, notable for the extravagant tails of the males; a peacock. The cry is "meow"(like cats), "kee-o" or "iyaan".
A female peafowl.
One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.
They picked a of wheat.
A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
She figured most children probably ate a of dirt before they turned ten.
A short kiss.
I greeted him with a quick on the cheek.
To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.
The birds pecked at their food.
To do something in small, intermittent pieces.
He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.
(archaic) To type.
anything that pecks, such as a bird, or the bill of a bird
(slang) the penis
(rfv-sense) (context, US, slang) white trash
(context, mostly, UK) (slang) the mouth
(context, mostly, UK) spirits, nerve, courage
1869, w:W. S. Gilbert, W. S. Gilbert, The Haughty Actor,
Dispirited became our friend - Depressed his moral ...
A soft marshmallow candy shaped into a baby animal for Easter celebration.
any of several birds
the lapwing or green plover
the blackcap or laughing gull
the pewee or peewee
Any of various seabirds of the family Pelecanidae, having a long bill with a distendable pouch
Usually a small, compressed, symmetrical and hard chunk of matter. Ex: Wood pellet, ore pellet, etc.
A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for that species, as it can't excrete feces.
An enclosed area used to contain domesticated animals, especially sheep or cattle.
There are two steers in the third .
A place to confine a person; a prison cell.
They caught him with a stolen horse, and he wound up in the again.
(baseball) The bullpen.
Two righties are up in the .
verb (pens, penning, penned or pent)
(transitive) To enclose in a pen.
(trademark) A particular publisher of paperback books.
the Penguin (Fiction) A character in the Batman comic books and films.
A perfect, or normal, feather
having the structure of a normal feather
noun (perch or perches)
A freshwater bony fish of the family Percidae, or similar fish such as the grouper.
verb (perch, es)
(intransitive) To rest on a perch; to roost.
(intransitive) To stay in an elevated position.
(transitive) To place something on (or as if on) a perch.
The peregrine falcon.
wandering, Wandering, travelling, migratory.
The gypsies are perpetually people.
A medium-sized, very swift falcon, Falco peregrinus, that hunts small birds.
Any of various species of black, grey, or white seabirds in the order Procellariiformes.
A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. fuscus).
(zoology) A lapwing, a medium-sized wading bird belonging to the subfamily Vanellinae of the family Charadriidae, which also includes the plovers and dotterels.
Any of various small wading birds in the genus Phalaropus that have lobed toes.
A bird of family Phasianidae, often hunted for food.
(given name, female, from Greek, ): A female given name
(greekmyth): A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She became associated with Artemis, goddess of the moon.
(astronomy): The 14th moon of Saturn
One of several birds of the family Columbidae.
(slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.
A dabbling duck, Anas acuta, of the northern hemisphere that has a long pointed tail.
Any of various small passerine birds, mainly from the genus Anthus, that are often drab, ground feeding insectivores of open country.
(ornithology) various wading birds of the family Charadriidae
noun (plurale tantum)
feather, Feathers, either covering a bird or used ornamentally
finery, Finery or elaborate dress.
noun (plural: plumes)
a feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one
a cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet
(geology) an upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle
an upward spray of water from a whale's spout
A small plume. When rosy plumelets tuft the larch.
Having feathers or plumes.
Having hairs, or other píˇrts, arranged along an axis like a feather; feathery; plumelike; as, a plumose leaf; plumose tentacles.
(zoology) downy, Downy; bearing down.
(botany) The first bud, or gemmule, of a young plant; the bud, or growing point, of the embryo, above the cotyledons.
(zoology) A down feather.
(zoology) The aftershaft of a feather.
(zoology) One of the featherlike scales of certain male butterfly, butterflies.
Covered or adorned with plumes, or as with plumes; feathery.
A stocky diving duck, Aythya ferina, of Europe and Asia whose adult male has a long dark bill with a grey band, a red head and neck, a black breast, black eyes and a grey back.
(dated) A tame parrot
verb (inf=to poll parrot)
(context, transitive, dated) to speak, repeat, or imitate something like a parrot
(context, intransitive, dated) to chatter like a parrot
(given name, female), nickname for Mary created by rhyming with Molly.
A common pet name for a parrot.
A garrulous and conceited person; a coxcomb, dandy, fop
(dated) a parrot or green woodpecker
a wooden parrot, or similar object, stuck on a pole as a target to be shot at
A heraldic (or other) representation of a parrot
A young table-bird: turkey, partridge, grouse etc.
(London) a street in the City between Cheapside and Cornhill
verb (pounc, ing)
(intransitive) To leap into the air intending to seize someone or something:
The kitten pounced at the ball I threw to him
Rachel pounced on Seth, because she loved him and wanted him for herself.''
(intransitive) To attack suddenly
''I was awakened from a dead sleep by my child pouncing on top of me from out of nowhere.
(intransitive) To eagerly seize an opportunity
I pounced on the chance to get promoted.
A person who habitually pouts; a sourpuss
A breed of pigeon that inflates its crop
noun (primar, ies)
A preliminary election to select a political candidate.
The first year of grade school.
A base or fundamental component; something that is irreducible.
The most massive component of a gravitationally bound system.
verb (primaries, primarying, primaried)
To take part in a primary election
The first in a group or series.
Children attend school, teenagers attend secondary school.
That which is placed ahead of others.
Preferred stock has claim on dividends, ahead of common stock.
The etiologic agent of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The only self-replicating cause of disease known to lack nucleic acids.
A self-propagating alternative conformer of any protein.
A petrel from the genus Pachyptila.
A small North American bird, Protonotaria citrea, having a yellow body and blue wings; it breeds in swampland.
noun (pl2=ptarmigan, s)
A small grouse, (spelink, Lagopus mutus) or (spelink, Lagopus muta), found in subarctic tundra areas.
Any of various small seabirds of the genera Fratercula and Lunda that are black and white with a brightly coloured beak.
1894, w:Rudyard Kipling, Rudyard Kipling, s:The Jungle Book, The Jungle Book, The White Seal
: Naturally the Chickies and the Gooverooskies and the Epatkas"the Burgomaster Gulls and the Kittiwakes and the Puffins, who are always looking for a chance to be rude, took up the cry, and"so Limmershin told me"for nearly five minutes you could not have heard a gun fired on Walrus Islet.
A young hen, especially one less than a year old
A wading bird, Ardea purpurea, having reddish-brown plumage and found throughout southern Europe and Asia.