Word of the day

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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 psittákinos, a derivative of the noun psittakós “parrot” and the common adjective suffix -inos. Sittakós and bittakós, variant spellings of psittakós, confirm what one would expect, that psittakós is not a native Greek word. Psittacine entered English in the 19th century.


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