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Papinga(y, -yngay, n. [ME. papengay (1387), papynjaye (15th c.), OF. papingay (13th c. in Godef.), MDu. papengay. Cf. Papejay(e, Papingo(e.] The parrot. = Papingo(e n. 1. — Quhen he … payntit me as pacok proudest of fedderis … I thocht my self ane papingay, and him ane pluckit herle; Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 382 (M).
Vnto pacokkis papingais or crennis; Id. xlviii/123.
Than the nycht owle resemblis the papyngay; Doug. i. Prol. 262.
Lyke one stirlyng or ane papingay [: day, say] Quhilk leirnit ar to speik; Lynd. Mon. 612.

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