One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, belonging to, or relating to a group of broad-tailed parrots typified by the genus Platycercus (now the subfamily Platycercinae), which includes the rosellas.
A parrot of the subfamily Platycercinae; a broad-tailed parrot.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Platycercus, genus name + -ine.
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