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Pigeon vs. Parrot

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Pigeonnoun

One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.

Parrotnoun

A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful 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.’;

Pigeonnoun

(slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.

Parrotnoun

A parroter; a person who repeats the words or ideas of others.

‘What kind of a parrot are you? He just said that.’;

Pigeonnoun

(slang) Concern or responsibility (often in some such phrase as: "it's his pigeon", "it's her pigeon", etc.).

Parrotnoun

(archaic) A puffin.

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Pigeonverb

(transitive) to deceive with a confidence game

Parrotnoun

Channel coal.

Pigeonnoun

Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.

Parrotverb

(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.’;

Pigeonnoun

An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.

Parrotnoun

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

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Pigeonverb

To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.

‘He's pigeoned and undone.’;

Parrotnoun

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.

Pigeonnoun

wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs

Parrotverb

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

Pigeonnoun

a stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having grey and white plumage.

Parrotverb

To chatter like a parrot.

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Pigeonnoun

a pigeon descended from the wild rock dove, kept for racing, showing, and carrying messages, and common as a feral bird in towns.

Parrotnoun

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

Pigeonnoun

a gullible person, especially someone swindled in gambling or the victim of a confidence trick.

Parrotnoun

a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

Pigeonnoun

an aircraft from one's own side.

Parrotverb

repeat mindlessly;

‘The students parroted the teacher's words’;

Pigeonnoun

archaic spelling of pidgin

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 ( parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots).

‘true’;

Pigeonnoun

a person's particular responsibility or business

‘Hermia will have to tell them first, it's her pigeon’;

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