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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various birds of a paraticular family native to New Guinea and adjacent islands, usually having brilliant plumage and long tail feathers in the male; Also: Any of several southern African herbs of the genus Strelitzia, especially S. reginae, having orange and blue flowers grouped above a boat-shaped bract.

Usage examples (35)
  • There was a small room paneled in bird-of-paradise iffcathers.
  • Traditional hunting for the Raggiana bird-of-paradise for sale and trade also occur.
  • The bird-of-paradise plant, startled by the expletive, shed several tendril feathers.
  • So does Mrs. Buscarlet, who is radiant in pink satin and a bird-of-paradise as a crown. for more
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