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gray parrot

an ashy-gray, African parrot, Psittacus erithacus, having a short, red tail, noted especially for its ability to mimic speech.
Also called African gray. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That gray parrot face, that sharp, ignorant, cold voice in the sunny table d'hte!

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • A gray parrot in a cage by the window cracked seed and looked out into the room with a satirical eye.

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • Then the hand was caught, not by the dogs, but by Mrs. Merrit's gray parrot.

  • It was served in a corner shaded by flowering vines, and presided over by a huge green and gray parrot in a cage.

    The Wild Olive Basil King
  • But the gray parrot imitates the grave tones of older persons.

  • She was a gray parrot with a few red feathers in her tail, and she had bright eyes, and a very knowing air.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • Near the window was a cage containing a gray parrot, and the writing-table was decorated with two vases of flowers.

    Martin Hewitt, Investigator Arthur Morrison

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