bird of paradise

Primary Meanings of bird of paradise

1.
n
any of numerous brilliantly colored plumed birds of the New Guinea area
2.
n
ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird
Full Definitions of bird of paradise
1

n any of numerous brilliantly colored plumed birds of the New Guinea area

Types:
Ptloris paradisea, riflebird
velvety black Australian bird of paradise with green and purple iridescence on head and tail
Type of:
oscine, oscine bird
passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
2

n ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird

Synonyms:
Strelitzia reginae
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana

Synonyms:
Caesalpinia gilliesii, Poinciana gilliesii, poinciana
Type of:
flowering shrub
shrub noted primarily for its flowers

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