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Definition of budgerigar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

budgerigar

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbʌdʒəriɡɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌdʒəriɡɑːr//
 
(informal budgie) Pets, Birds
 
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a small bird of the parrot family, often kept in a cage as a pet See related entries: Pets, Birds Word Origin mid 19th cent.: of Aboriginal origin, perhaps an alteration of gijirrigaa.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: budgerigar