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Noun: bird of paradise
  1. A tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    - poinciana, Caesalpinia gilliesii, Poinciana gilliesii
  2. Ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird
    - Strelitzia reginae
  3. Any of numerous brilliantly coloured plumed birds of the New Guinea area

Derived forms: birds of paradise

Type of: flowering shrub, herb, herbaceous plant, oscine, oscine bird

Part of: Caesalpinia, family Paradisaeidae, genus Caesalpinia, genus Strelitzia, Paradisaeidae, Strelitzia

Encyclopedia: Bird of paradise