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A small parrot (Melopsittacus undulatus) native to Australia. Budgerigars, or parakeets, are popular as house pets. Their feathers occur in bright colors and have been used for decorations.
Synonyms and Related Terms
parakeet; shell parakeet; parraket
Resources and Citations
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Parakeet." Accessed 5 Sept. 2004.