Definition of lutino in English:



  • [often as modifier] A bird (especially a cage bird of the parrot family) with more yellow in the plumage than usual for the species.

    [as modifier] ‘lutino cockatiel’
    • ‘Originally, parakeets were only available in shades of yellow and green; the albino lutino, a yellow bird with pink eyes and white cheeks, appeared only as a mutation.’
    • ‘Some of the other birds you get to see here are the African parrot, guineafowl, diamond dove, lutinos, cockatiel and ducks.’
    • ‘I am harboring a non-native species in my apartment - a lutino cockatiel.’


Early 20th century: from Latin luteus yellow + -ino, on the pattern of albino.