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psittacine (adj) – 1. Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of parrots.
2. Of or belonging to the family Psittacidae, which includes the macaws, parakeets, and most other parrots.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The English adjective psittacine comes straight from Latin psittacinus, which comes straight from the Greek adjective psitt?kinos, a derivative of the noun psittak?s ?parrot? and the common adjective suffix -inos. Sittak?s and bittak?s, variant spellings of psittak?s, confirm what one would expect, that psittak?s is not a native Greek word. Psittacine entered English in the 19th century.

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