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parrot vs African gray African gray vs parrot

parrot and African gray both are nouns.

parrot is a verb but African gray is not a verb.

As nouns, African gray is a hyponym of parrot; that is, African gray is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than parrot and African gray is a type of parrot with the definitions:
  • usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
parrot (noun) African gray (noun)
usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa
a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
parrot (verb) African gray (verb)
repeat mindlessly