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Toucan vs. Parrot

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Toucannoun

Any of various neotropical frugivorous birds from the family Ramphastidae, with a large colorful beak.

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.’;

Toucannoun

Any one of numerous species of fruit-eating birds of tropical America belonging to Ramphastos, Pteroglossus, and allied genera of the family Ramphastidæ. They have a very large, but light and thin, beak, often nearly as long as the body itself. Most of the species are brilliantly colored with red, yellow, white, and black in striking contrast.

Parrotnoun

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

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

Toucannoun

A modern constellation of the southern hemisphere.

Parrotnoun

(archaic) A puffin.

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Toucannoun

brilliantly colored arboreal fruit-eating bird of tropical America having a very large thin-walled beak

Parrotnoun

Channel coal.

Toucan

Toucans (, UK: ) are members of the Neotropical near passerine bird family Ramphastidae. The Ramphastidae are most closely related to the American barbets.

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.’;

Parrotnoun

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

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.

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Parrotverb

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

Parrotverb

To chatter like a parrot.

Parrotnoun

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

Parrotnoun

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

Parrotverb

repeat mindlessly;

‘The students parroted the teacher's words’;

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’;

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