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parrot vs ape ape vs parrot

parrot and ape both are nouns.

parrot and ape both are verbs.

As nouns, ape is a hypernym of parrot; that is, ape is a word with a broader meaning than parrot and parrot is a type of ape with the definitions:
  • a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
Other hypernyms of parrot include imitator, emulator, copycat, aper.
parrot (noun) ape (noun)
usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated someone who copies the words or behavior of another
person who resembles a nonhuman primate
parrot (verb) ape (verb)
repeat mindlessly imitate uncritically and in every aspect
represent in or produce a caricature of