Definition of rosella in English:

rosella

Syllabification: ro·sel·la
Pronunciation: /rōˈzelə
 
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noun

  • An Australian parakeet with vivid green, red, yellow, or blue plumage.
    • Genus Platycercus, family Psittacidae: several species
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    • 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.

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