rosella

rosella

[roh-zel-uh]
noun
any of several large, colorful parakeets of the genus Platycercus, of Australia.

Origin:
1820–30; alteration of Rosehill, district in southeast Australia

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rosella (rəʊˈzɛlə)
 
n
any of various Australian parrots of the genus Platycercus, such as P. elegans (crimson rosella), often kept as cage birds
 
[C19: probably alteration of Rose-hiller, after Rose Hill, Parramatta, near Sydney]

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