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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa;
[syn: African grey, African gray, Psittacus erithacus]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gray \Gray\ (gr[=a]), a. [Compar. Grayer; superl. Grayest.] [OE. gray, grey, AS. gr[=ae]g, gr[=e]g; akin to D. graauw, OHG. gr[=a]o, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. gr[*a], Icel. gr[=a]r.] [Written also grey.] 1. any color of neutral hue between white and black; white mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray eye of a dove. [1913 Webster] These gray and dun colors may be also produced by mixing whites and blacks. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary. [1913 Webster] 3. Old; mature; as, gray experience. -- Ames. [1913 Webster] 4. gloomy; dismal. [PJC] Gray antimony (Min.), stibnite. Gray buck (Zool.), the chickara. Gray cobalt (Min.), smaltite. Gray copper (Min.), tetrahedrite. Gray duck (Zool.), the gadwall; also applied to the female mallard. Gray falcon (Zool.) the peregrine falcon. Gray Friar. See Franciscan, and Friar. Gray hen (Zool.), the female of the blackcock or black grouse. See Heath grouse. Gray mill or Gray millet (Bot.), a name of several plants of the genus Lithospermum; gromwell. Gray mullet (Zool.) any one of the numerous species of the genus Mugil, or family Mugilid[ae], found both in the Old World and America; as the European species (Mugilid[ae] capito, and Mugilid[ae] auratus), the American striped mullet (Mugilid[ae] albula), and the white or silver mullet (Mugilid[ae] Braziliensis). See Mullet. Gray owl (Zool.), the European tawny or brown owl (Syrnium aluco). The great gray owl (Ulula cinerea) inhabits arctic America. Gray parrot (Zool.), an African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly domesticated, and noted for its aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako. Gray pike. (Zool.) See Sauger. Gray snapper (Zool.), a Florida fish; the sea lawyer. See Snapper. Gray snipe (Zool.), the dowitcher in winter plumage. Gray whale (Zool.), a rather large and swift whale of the northern Pacific (Eschrichtius robustus, formerly Rhachianectes glaucus), having short jaws and no dorsal fin. It grows to a length of 50 feet (someimes 60 feet). It was formerly taken in large numbers in the bays of California, and is now rare; -- called also grayback, devilfish, and hardhead. It lives up to 50 or 60 years and adults weigh from 20 to 40 tons. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parrot \Par"rot\ (p[a^]r"r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.] 1. (Zool.) In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacid[ae], 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. [1913 Webster] Carolina parrot (Zool.), the Carolina parrakeet. See Parrakeet. Night parrot, or Owl parrot. (Zool.) See Kakapo. Parrot coal, cannel coal; -- so called from the crackling and chattering sound it makes in burning. [Eng. & Scot.] Parrot green. (Chem.) See Scheele's green, under Green, n. Parrot weed (Bot.), a suffrutescent plant (Bocconia frutescens) of the Poppy family, native of the warmer parts of America. It has very large, sinuate, pinnatifid leaves, and small, panicled, apetalous flowers. Parrot wrasse, Parrot fish (Zool.), any fish of the genus Scarus. One species (Scarus Cretensis), found in the Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jako \Jak"o\ (j[a^]k"[-o]), n. (Zool.) An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also gray parrot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Psittacus erithacus n 1: commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa [syn: African grey, African gray, Psittacus erithacus]