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Parrot

Parrots, also known as psittacines , are birds of the roughly 398 species in 92 genera comprising the order Psittaciformes , found mostly in tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea ("true" parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots).
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Duck

Duck is the common name for numerous species of waterfowl in the family Anatidae. Ducks are generally smaller and shorter-necked than swans and geese, which are also members of the same family.
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Parrot

Any of numerous primarily tropical and subtropical birds of the order Psittaciformes, characterized by a short hooked bill, brightly colored plumage, and, in some species, the ability to mimic human speech or other sounds.
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Duck

A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.
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Parrot

One who imitates the words or actions of another, especially without understanding them.
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Duck

A pure white thin-shelled bivalve mollusc found off the Atlantic coasts of America.
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Parrot

To repeat or imitate, especially without understanding.
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Duck

An amphibious transport vehicle
Visitors can board an amphibious duck to explore the city
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Parrot

A kind of bird, many species of which are colorful and able to mimic human speech, of the order Psittaciformes or (narrowly) of the family Psittacidae.
I bought a wonderful parrot at the pet store.
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Duck

A quick lowering of the head.
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Parrot

A parroter; a person who repeats the words or ideas of others.
What kind of a parrot are you? He just said that.
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Duck

Dear; darling (used as an informal or affectionate form of address, especially among cockneys)
Where've yer been, ducks!
It's time you changed, my duck
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Parrot

(archaic) A puffin.
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Duck

A strong linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for work clothes and sails
Cotton duck
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Parrot

Channel coal.
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Duck

A batsman's score of nought
He was out for a duck
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Parrot

A transponder.
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Duck

Lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or missile or so as not to be seen
Spectators ducked for cover
He ducked his head and entered
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Parrot

(transitive) To repeat (exactly what has just been said) without necessarily showing understanding, in the manner of a parrot.
The interviewee merely parroted the views of her tabloid.
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Duck

Push or plunge (someone) under water, either playfully or as a punishment
Rufus grabbed him from behind to duck him under the surface
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Parrot

In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.
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Duck

Refrain from playing a winning card on a particular trick for tactical reasons
Declarer ducked the opening spade lead
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Parrot

Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidæ, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako (Psittacus erithacus) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
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Duck

Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, characteristically having a broad flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet.
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Parrot

To repeat by rote, without understanding, as a parrot.
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Duck

A female duck.
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Parrot

To chatter like a parrot.
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Duck

The flesh of a duck used as food.
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Parrot

Usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
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Duck

(Slang) A person, especially one thought of as peculiar.
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Parrot

A copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
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Duck

Often ducks (used with a sing. verb) Chiefly British A dear.
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Parrot

Repeat mindlessly;
The students parroted the teacher's words
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Duck

A quick lowering of the head or body.
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Duck

A plunge under water.
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Duck

A durable, closely woven heavy cotton or linen fabric.
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Duck

Ducks Clothing made of duck, especially white pants.
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Duck

An amphibious military truck used during World War II.
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Duck

A similar vehicle used for civilian purposes, as to evacuate flood victims or for sightseeing tours. In both senses also called DUKW.
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Duck

To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something
Ducked his head as the ball came toward him.
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Duck

To evade; dodge
Duck responsibility.
Ducked the reporter's question.
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Duck

To push (a person, for example) suddenly under water.
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Duck

In bridge, to deliberately play a card that is lower than (an opponent's card).
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Duck

To lower the head or body.
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Duck

To move swiftly, especially so as to escape being seen
Ducked behind a bush.
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Duck

To submerge the head or body briefly in water.
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Duck

To evade a responsibility or obligation. Often used with out
Duck out on one's family.
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Duck

In bridge, to lose a trick by deliberately playing lower than one's opponent.
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Duck

(intransitive) To quickly lower the head or body, often in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
Duck! There's a branch falling off the tree!
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Duck

(transitive) To quickly lower (the head or body), often in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
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Duck

(transitive) To lower (something) into water; to thrust or plunge under liquid and suddenly withdraw.
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Duck

(intransitive) To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to plunge one's head into water or other liquid.
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Duck

(intransitive) To bow.
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Duck

(transitive) To evade doing something.
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Duck

(transitive) To lower the volume of (a sound) so that other sounds in the mix can be heard more clearly.
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Duck

(intransitive) To enter a place for a short moment.
I'm just going to duck into the loo for a minute, can you hold my bag?
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Duck

(caving) A cave passage containing water with low, or no, airspace.
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Duck

An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
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Duck

Specifically, an adult female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.
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Duck

(uncountable) The flesh of a duck used as food.
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Duck

(cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
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Duck

(slang) A playing card with the rank of two.
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Duck

A building intentionally constructed in the shape of an everyday object to which it is related.
A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly.
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Duck

A marble to be shot at with another marble (the shooter) in children's games.
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Duck

(US) A cairn used to mark a trail.
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Duck

One of the weights used to hold a spline in place for the purpose of drawing a curve.
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Duck

Synonym of lame duck
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Duck

(medicine) A long-necked medical urinal for men.
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Duck

A faggot; a meatball made from offal.
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Duck

A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
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Duck

(in plural) Trousers made of such material.
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Duck

A term of endearment; pet; darling.
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Duck

(Midlands) Dear, mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?
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Duck

A pet; a darling.
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Duck

A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, - used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.
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Duck

The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
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Duck

Any bird of the subfamily Anatinæ, family Anatidæ.
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Duck

A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
Here be, without duck or nod,Other trippings to be trod.
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Duck

To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice, leaped out of the tub.
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Duck

To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
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Duck

To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
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Duck

To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
In Tiber ducking thrice by break of day.
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Duck

To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
The learned pateDucks to the golden fool.
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Duck

Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
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Duck

(cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
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Duck

Flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
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Duck

A heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents
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Duck

To move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away;
Before he could duck, another stone struck him
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Duck

Submerge or plunge suddenly
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Duck

Dip into a liquid;
He dipped into the pool
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Duck

Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);
He dodged the issue
She skirted the problem
They tend to evade their responsibilities
He evaded the questions skillfully
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