Pronunciation: (par'ut), [key]
1. any of numerous hook-billed, often brilliantly colored birds of the order Psittaciformes, as the cockatoo, lory, macaw, or parakeet, having the ability to mimic speech and often kept as pets.
2. a person who, without thought or understanding, merely repeats the words or imitates the actions of another.
1. to repeat or imitate without thought or understanding.
2. to teach to repeat or imitate in such a fashion.
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