Definition of orange-bellied in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒrɪn(d)ʒˌbɛlɪd/


  • Having an orange belly. Used chiefly in the names of (frequently Australian) animals and birds, especially "orange-bellied parrot" noun a rare parrot with a predominantly green back and wings, Neophema chrysogaster, which is native to western Tasmania but migrates to coastal areas of western Victoria in Australia (formerly called "orange-bellied (grass-)parakeet").


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Gould (1804–1881), ornithologist and publisher. From orange + bellied.