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Meaning of parakeet

par•a•keet

Pronunciation: (par'u-kēt"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous small, slender parrots, usually having a long, pointed, graduated tail, often kept as pets and noted for the ability to mimic speech: several species are endangered.
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