Parrot-fish

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Parrot-fish a name applied to various fishes, from their colours or the shape of their jaws
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contr. of Fr. perroquet.

Usage

In literature:

And the fishes asked the parrot if this was Doctor Dolittle's ship.
"The Story of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
A parrot can talk, but a monkey or a fish can't.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
Elephants, parrots, ravens, tortoises, and some fish live longer than man.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Common "rock-fish" or "Parrot" of the sealers.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
Parrot walked several miles to find this man, who trusted him with a dollar's worth of fish.
"The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"" by Minnie L. Carpenter
There's the Willises have gold-fish down to their place, and they be but cottagers; and Mrs. Fripp have got a parrot.
"North, South and Over the Sea" by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
Is the case of parrots fed on fat of fish turning colour mentioned in your Travels?
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
Still halted at this spot, fishing, and caught parrot-fish, rock-cod, etc.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
We've caught butterfly fish an' parrot fish in the seines up here several times.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Aunt Maude hated the green parrot and the flame-colored fishes in the teakwood aquarium.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
Among them is the curious and handsome pirarara, or parrot-fish.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A number of small parrot-fish, sea-bream, and mottled cod at once appeared and devoured the fragments.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
A parrot and dog which had also eaten of the fish died next day.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
A shoal of scarlet and green parrot-fish pursue a tribe striped with blue and orange.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings
A parrot can talk, but a monkey or a fish can't.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
The most curious of these is the parrot-fish, whose head is shaped like the beak of the parrot, and whose color is light green.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
A flock of fishes flew about him quite friendly, and as beautiful as Amazon parrots.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
The parrot fish is the most beautiful of its tribe.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
There is strange fishing, sea snakes, parrot fish and the like.
"The Wanderings of a Spiritualist" by Arthur Conan Doyle
A fish adorns his flag, and he rides a parrot or sparrow, emblematic of lubricity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

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