African gray

commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa
Hypernyms: ↑parrot
Member Holonyms: ↑Psittacus, ↑genus Psittacus

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Usage: usually capitalized A
: a parrot (Psittacus erithacus) that is native to equatorial Africa, has gray plumage, red tail, black primaries, and whitish face, and is very commonly domesticated especially because of its aptness in learning to talk

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African gray,
a West African parrot of a gray color with a bright-red tail, one of the commonest of cage birds.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • African gray — noun Date: 1878 a parrot (Psittacus erithacus) native to equatorial Africa that has gray plumage, a red tail, and a whitish face and is commonly domesticated especially for its ability in learning to talk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • African gray. — See gray parrot. * * * …   Universalium

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