Budgerigar meaning

bŭjə-rē-gär, bŭjə-rē-
A parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) native to Australia and having green, yellow, or blue plumage. It is a popular cage bird bred in a variety of colors not found in wild populations.
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An Australian parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) having a greenish-yellow body, marked with bright blue on the cheeks and tail feathers, and wings striped with brown.
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A species of small parakeet native to Australia and often kept as pets, Melopsittacus undulatus.
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Origin of budgerigar

  • Probably alteration of Kamilaroi (Pama-Nyungan language of northeast New South Wales) gijirrigaa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Gamilaraay gijirrigaa.

    From Wiktionary