|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds|
|Related terms:||bird cockatoo parakeet kea African_gray poll amazon macaw cockateel lovebird lory popinjay Psittaciformes|
|2.||[ verb ] repeat mindlessly|
"The students parroted the teacher's words"
|3.||[ noun ] a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated|