Definition of Carolina parakeet in English:

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Carolina parakeet


A small long-tailed parakeet with mainly green plumage and a yellow and orange head. It was formerly common in the eastern US but was exterminated by about 1920.
  • Conuropsis (or Aratinga) carolinensis, family Psittacidae.
Example sentences
  • A recent convert to birdwatching has collected information on such extinct birds as the Carolina parakeet, the ivory-billed woodpecker, and the heath hen in a poetic, passionate effort to ‘restory’ the past.
  • Whenever I look into the green leaves of the trees in my neighborhood and see the black-hooded parakeets camouflaged there, I think of the poor Carolina parakeet.
  • When they crossed the Kansas River, Clark described encountering a large flock of ‘Parrot queets,’ now thought to be the handsome, bright green and yellow Carolina parakeet, the last of which died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918.

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Syllabification: Car·o·li·na par·a·keet

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