Definition of budgerigar in English:

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budgerigar

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdʒ(ə)rɪɡɑː/

noun

A small gregarious Australian parakeet which is green with a yellow head in the wild. It is popular as a cage bird and has been bred in a variety of colours.
  • Melopsittacus undulatus, family Psittacidae
Example sentences
  • The first step in ensuring that your budgerigars get sufficient exercise is to house them in an appropriately sized cage.
  • Why has my budgerigar started plucking out its feathers, and how can I stop it?
  • However South came out blazing in the third quarter and made the Eagles feel a little like budgerigars.

Origin

Mid 19th century: of Aboriginal origin, perhaps an alteration of Kamilaroi gijirrigaa (also in related languages).

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