Origin of parakeetMiddle French paroquet, probably from perrot, parrot
Any of various small slender parrots, usually having long tapering tails and often kept as pets.
Origin of parakeetFrom Middle French perroquet probably originally a pet name for persons called Pierre Peter from Old French from Latin Petrus
- You could have the pleasure of lining a bird cage with the newspaper and letting your parakeet crap on the bad review, and that was the end of that.
- The species that has the widest range, and that by far, is the common Ring-necked Parakeet, Palaeornis torquatus, a well-known cage-bird which is found from the mouth of the Gambia across Africa to the coast of the Red Sea, as well as throughout the whole of India, Ceylon and Burmah to Tenasserim.
- Among a great variety of song-birds the mocking-bird is prominent; the parakeet is found in the southern part of the state.
- Many pretty little finches fly about the maize-fields and fruit-gardens, and a little green parakeet is met with as l;.igh as 12,000 ft.
- Parakeet (spelt in various ways in English) is usually applied to the smaller kinds of Parrots, especially those which have long tails, not as Perroquet in French, which is used as a general term for all Parrots, Perruche, or sometimes Perriche, being the ordinary name for what we call Parakeet.