parrot green


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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.
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   2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with
      verdant herbage; as, the village green.
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            O'er the smooth enameled green.       --Milton.
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   3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants;
      wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
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            In that soft season when descending showers
            Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.
                                                  --Pope.
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   4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets,
      etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
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   5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
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   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.
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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.
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   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.
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