meaning of budgerigar

budgerigar meaning in General Dictionary

small Australian parakeet Melopsittacus undulatus generally light green with black colored and yellow markings in the great outdoors but bred in a lot of colors

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  • small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellowish markings in the great outdoors but bred in several colors

budgerigar meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1847, from Native Australian, said to mean "great cockatoo," from budgeri "good" + gar "cockatoo."

Sentence Examples with the word budgerigar

Attempts to naturalize that well-known Australian grass-parrakeet the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) in England have so far proved abortive, and none of the species experimented with in Norfolk and Bedfordshire effected a settlement.

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