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parrot

noun [C]  /ˈpær·ət/ us  

parrot noun [C] (BIRD)

a tropical bird with a curved beak and usually colorful feathers, some of which can be taught to repeat words

parrot

verb [T]  /ˈpær·ət/ us  

parrot verb [T] (REPEAT WORDS)

to repeat something said by someone else without thought or understanding: She just parrots anything he says.
Translations of “parrot”
in Korean 앵무새…
in Arabic بَبَغاء…
in French perroquet…
in Turkish papağan…
in Italian pappagallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鸚鵡…
in Russian попугай…
in Polish papuga…
in Spanish loro, papagayo…
in Portuguese papagaio…
in German der Papagei…
in Catalan lloro, papagai…
in Japanese オウム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鹦鹉…
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