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parrot vs popinjay popinjay vs parrot

parrot and popinjay both are nouns.

parrot is a verb but popinjay is not a verb.

As nouns, popinjay is a hyponym of parrot; that is, popinjay is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than parrot and popinjay 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) popinjay (noun)
usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)
a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated an archaic term for a parrot
parrot (verb) popinjay (verb)
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