Parrakeet Par"ra*keet` (p[a^]r"r[.a]*k[=e]t`), Parakeet Par"a*keet`, n. [See {Paroquet}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small parrots having a graduated tail, which is frequently very long; -- called also {paroquet} and {paraquet}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Many of the Asiatic and Australian species belong to the genus {Paleornis}; others belong to {Polytelis}, {Platycercus}, {Psephotus}, {Euphema}, and allied genera. The American parrakeets mostly belong to the genus {Conurus}, as the Carolina parrakeet ({Conurus Carolinensis}). [1913 Webster]

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