Meaning of African grey in English:

African grey


  • (More fully "African grey parrot") the parrot Psittacus erithacus, with chiefly grey plumage and a red tail, which is native to the rainforests of West and Central Africa and popular elsewhere as a pet, being noted for its ability to mimic speech.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Mark Catesby (1683–1749), naturalist.