rosella


rosella

rosella [roh-zel-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any of several large, colorful parakeets of the genus Platycercus, of Australia.

Origin of rosella First recorded in 1820–30; alteration of Rosehill, district in southeast Australia Examples from the Web for rosella Historical Examples of rosella

  • Rosella did not answer when Trevor ceased speaking, and there was a long silence.

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  • He was as new as an overnight daisy, and as destructible in Rosella’s hands.

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  • But no stress of weather could have kept Rosella at home that evening.

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  • And then it was, and thus it was, that Rosella took her resolve.

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  • Rosella did as she was told, but the ogress was so angry she was going to eat her.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for rosella rosella noun

    1. any of various Australian parrots of the genus Platycercus, such as P. elegans (crimson rosella), often kept as cage birds

    Word Origin for rosella C19: probably alteration of Rose-hiller, after Rose Hill, Parramatta, near Sydney

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