Meaning of Alexandrine parakeet in English:

Alexandrine parakeet


  • A large, long-tailed Asian parakeet, Psittacula eupatria (or P. alexandri), with predominantly green plumage and a red bill, which is said to have been brought by Alexander the Great to Europe, where it has become naturalized in several countries.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist.