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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·rot /ˈpærət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·rot n.
 1. Zool. In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.
 2. Zool. Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidæ, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories.  They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks.  The gray parrot, or jako (Psittacus erithacus) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are examples.  Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
 Carolina parrot Zool., the Carolina parrakeet. See Parrakeet.
 Night parrot, or Owl parrot. Zool. See Kakapo.
 Parrot coal, cannel coal; -- so called from the crackling and chattering sound it makes in burning. [Eng. & Scot.]
 Parrot green. Chem. See Scheele's green, under Green, n.
 Parrot weed Bot., a suffrutescent plant (Bocconia frutescens) of the Poppy family, native of the warmer parts of America.  It has very large, sinuate, pinnatifid leaves, and small, panicled, apetalous flowers.
 Parrot wrasse, Parrot fish Zool., any fish of the genus Scarus.  One species (Scarus Cretensis), found in the Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·rot, v. t. To repeat by rote, without understanding, as a parrot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·rot, v. i. To chatter like a parrot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with
           short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
      2: a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being
      v : repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's