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Definition: Parrot fish
(p[a^]r"r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim.
of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow.
1. (Zo["o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of Psittacus
, and other genera of the family Psittacid[ae]
as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories.
They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked
space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako (Psittacus erithacus
) of Africa (see Jako
), and the species of
Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis
) of America, are
examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to
imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
(Zo["o]l.), the Carolina parrakeet. See
, or Owl parrot
. (Zo["o]l.) See Kakapo
, cannel coal; -- so called from the crackling
and chattering sound it makes in burning. [Eng. & Scot.]
. (Chem.) See Scheele's green
, under Green
(Bot.), a suffrutescent plant (Bocconia frutescens
) of the Poppy family, native of the warmer
parts of America. It has very large, sinuate, pinnatifid
leaves, and small, panicled, apetalous flowers.
, Parrot fish
(Zo["o]l.), any fish of the
. One species (Scarus Cretensis
), found in
the Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly
prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans.