dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


2 definitions found
 for parrot green
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), n.
     1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar
        spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with
        verdant herbage; as, the village green.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              O'er the smooth enameled green.       --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants;
        wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              In that soft season when descending showers
              Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.
                                                    --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets,
        etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Alkali green (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid
        derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald
        green; -- called also Helvetia green.
  
     Berlin green. (Chem.) See under Berlin.
  
     Brilliant green (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling
        emerald green in composition.
  
     Brunswick green, an oxychloride of copper.
  
     Chrome green. See under Chrome.
  
     Emerald green. (Chem.)
        (a) A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a
            metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for
            dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a
            brilliant green; -- called also aldehyde green,
            acid green, malachite green, Victoria green,
            solid green, etc. It is usually found as a double
            chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate.
        (b) See Paris green (below).
  
     Gaignet's green (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the
        French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially
        of a basic hydrate of chromium.
  
     Methyl green (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff,
        obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow
        luster; -- called also light-green.
  
     Mineral green. See under Mineral.
  
     Mountain green. See Green earth, under Green, a.
  
     Paris green (Chem.), a poisonous green powder, consisting
        of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and
        arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a
        pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but
        particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato
        bug; -- called also Schweinfurth green, imperial
        green, Vienna green, emerald qreen, and mitis
        green.
  
     Scheele's green (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting
        essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called
        also Swedish green. It may enter into various pigments
        called parrot green, pickel green, Brunswick green,
        nereid green, or emerald green.
        [1913 Webster]

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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229