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 for Parrot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parrot \Par"rot\ (p[a^]r"r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim.
     of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow.
     Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]
     1. (Zool.) In a general sense, any bird of the order
        Psittaci.
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     2. (Zool.) Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus,
        and other genera of the family Psittacid[ae], 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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">Scarus. One species ({Scarus Cretensis), found in the
        Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly
        prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parrot \Par"rot\, v. t.
     To repeat by rote, without understanding, as a parrot.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parrot \Par"rot\, v. i.
     To chatter like a parrot.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parrot
      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
         imitated
      v 1: repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's
           words"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "parrot":
     Babbitt, Middle American, Philistine, anal character, ape,
     bourgeois, burgher, come again, commit to memory,
     compulsive character, con, conformer, conformist, conventionalist,
     copier, copy, copycat, copyist, counterfeiter, cuckoo, dissembler,
     dissimulator, ditto, do a repeat, do again, do over, double,
     duplicate, echo, echoer, echoist, faker, forger, formalist,
     get by heart, get letter-perfect, have by heart, hit off,
     hit off on, hypocrite, imitate, imitator, impersonate,
     impersonator, impostor, know by heart, learn by heart,
     learn verbatim, memorize, methodologist, middle-class type, mime,
     mimer, mimic, mimicker, mock, mocker, mockingbird, model child,
     monkey, organization man, pedant, perfectionist, phony, plagiarist,
     plagiarize, plastic person, poll-parrot, polly, polly-parrot,
     poseur, precisian, precisianist, quote, recite, redo, redouble,
     reduplicate, reecho, regurgitate, reincarnate, reiterate, renew,
     repeat, repeat by heart, reproduce, revive, say again, sheep,
     simulator, square, study, swot up, take off, take off on,
     teenybopper, trimmer, yes-man
  
  

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