an Australian parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatus, having greenish plumage with black and yellow markings, bred as a pet in a variety of colors.
a small green Australian parrot, Melopsittacus undulatus: a popular cagebird that is bred in many different coloured varieties Often (informal) shortened to budgie
an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future. a plan of operations based on such an estimate. an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period. the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose: the construction budget. a limited stock or […]
noun an account with a department store, etc, enabling a customer to make monthly payments to cover his past and future purchases a bank account for paying household bills, being credited with regular or equal monthly payments from the customer’s current account
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