- n. [鸟] 虎皮鹦鹉；相思鹦鹉（等于budgie）
来自澳大利亚土著语。budgeri, 好的。gar, 鸟叫，拟声词。参照英语garrulous, 话多的。
- budgerigar:  When the first English settlers arrived at Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour) in the late 18th century, they heard the local Aborigines referring to a small green parrot-like bird as budgerigar. In the local language, this meant literally ‘good’ (budgeri) ‘cockatoo’ (gar). The English language had acquired a new word, but to begin with it was not too sure how to spell it; the first recorded attempt, in Leichhardt’s Overland Expedition 1847, was betshiregah. The abbreviated budgie is 1930s.
- budgerigar (n.)
- 1847, from Native Australian, said to mean "good cockatoo," from budgeri "good" + gar "cockatoo."
- 1. The budgerigar a quick peck at the seed.
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