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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ro•sel•la  (rō zelə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsany of several large, colorful parakeets of the genus Platycercus, of Australia.
  • alteration of Rosehill, district in southeast Australia 1820–30

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rosella /rəʊˈzɛlə/ n
  1. any of various Australian parrots of the genus Platycercus, such as P. elegans (crimson rosella), often kept as cage birds
Etymology: 19th Century: probably alteration of Rose-hiller, after Rose Hill, Parramatta, near Sydney


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