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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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