Definition of rosella in English:

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rosella

Pronunciation: /rōˈzelə/

noun

An Australian parakeet with vivid green, red, yellow, or blue plumage.
  • Genus Platycercus, family Psittacidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Sitting beneath fans of ferns, perfect natural sunshades, we were joined within minutes by two laughing kookaburras, a rosella and a yellow-breasted robin.
  • In that time I have seen: startled wallabies bouncing into the distance kingfishers, tui, rosella, warblers wekas.
  • Perfect sunny day - in the shade of towering trees with magpies doing elegant swooping fly-bys, lorikeets twittering in packs and huge, vivid rosellas chattering from aloft.

Origin

Mid 19th century: alteration of Rosehill, New South Wales, where the bird was first found.

Words that rhyme with rosella

a cappella, Arabella, Bella, bestseller, Capella, cellar, Cinderella, citronella, Clarabella, corella, Daniela, Della, dispeller, dweller, Ella, expeller, favela, fella, fellah, feller, Fenella, Floella, foreteller, Heller, impeller, interstellar, Keller, Louella, Mandela, mortadella, mozzarella, Nigella, novella, paella, panatella, patella, predella, propeller, queller, quinella, repeller, rubella, salmonella, Santiago de Compostela, seller, smeller, speller, Stella, stellar, tarantella, teller, umbrella, Viyella

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Syllabification: ro·sel·la

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