Associations to the word «Parrot»

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PARROT, noun. A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful and able to mimic human speech, of the order Psittaciformes or (narrowly) of the family Psittacidae.
PARROT, noun. A parroter; a person who repeats what was just said.
PARROT, noun. (archaic) A puffin.
PARROT, noun. (geology) (obsolete) Channel coal.
PARROT, verb. (transitive) To repeat (exactly what has just been said) without necessarily showing understanding, in the manner of a parrot.
PARROT, proper noun. A surname​.
PARROT AND MONKEY TIME, noun. (archaic) A period of quarrelling.
PARROT COAL, noun. (UK) (Scotland) (dated) cannel coal
PARROT CRIES, noun. Plural of parrot cry
PARROT CRY, noun. A shout which is mindlessly or mechanically repeated.
PARROT DISEASE, noun. (disease)  psittacosis
PARROT FEVER, noun. (diseases) (veterinary medicine) An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila psittaci and contracted from many species of bird.
PARROT SNAKE, noun. Leptophis ahaetulla, a snake found in northern South America and Trinidad and Tobago.
PARROT WEED, noun. A suffrutescent plant (Bocconia frutescens) of the poppy family, native to parts of America. It has large sinuate pinnatifid leaves and small panicled apetalous flowers.

Dictionary definition

PARROT, noun. Usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds.
PARROT, noun. A copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated.
PARROT, verb. Repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's words".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats