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Anthropoglot

[an-THRə-poh-glot]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin/Greek, 18th century

1.

An animal (e.g. a parrot) whose tongue is similar to a human tongue, making possible sounds similar to human speech.

Examples of Anthropoglot in a sentence

"Harry had an affinity for anthropoglots and had several talking birds as pets."

"An anthropoglot doesn’t actually know what it’s saying, but sometimes the animal’s “statements” sound convincingly real."

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