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English noun: bird of paradise

1. bird of paradise (plant) a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana


SynonymsCaesalpinia gilliesii, poinciana, Poinciana gilliesii


Broader (hypernym)flowering shrub


Member meronymCaesalpinia, genus Caesalpinia

2. bird of paradise (plant) ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird


SynonymsStrelitzia reginae


Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant


Member meronymgenus Strelitzia, Strelitzia

3. bird of paradise (animal) any of numerous brilliantly colored plumed birds of the New Guinea area


Broader (hypernym)oscine, oscine bird


Narrower (hyponym)Ptloris paradisea, riflebird


Member meronymfamily Paradisaeidae, Paradisaeidae









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