from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small slender parrots, usually having long tapering tails and often kept as pets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as parrakeet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See parrakeet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
April 5, 2009 10: 49 PM wonderful interview. .parakeet is such a force, you can feel it in her answers. bumight
April 2, 2009 3: 07 PM great interview ... and yes parakeet is a dakudaji blogger!
And I KNEW the parakeet was the one writing the posts!
You did a very good job putting them together and the parakeet is a nice touch too ;
Generally they've been relatively good about staying inside, but I guess this time, the call of the parakeet was a bit too much.
The parakeet is a lovely sight, with its powdery smooth green plumage and its arrow-straight flight and general liveliness - but it competes too well with native birds, and as with the Canada goose, where the parakeets move in, the locals tend to move out.
Another is the ring-necked parakeet, which is spreading so fast that the government has just allowed landowners to shoot them without a licence.
Al Sharpton said Kirsten Gillibrand should flip Harold Ford's criticism about her being a "parakeet" for Chuck Schumer and Senate leadership.
Yup, "parakeet" is probably from a diminutive of Pierre.
On Monday, he called her a "parakeet" who takes instructions from the party leadership.