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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bird of paradise, poinciana, Caesalpinia gilliesii, Poinciana gilliesiinoun

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

  2. bird of paradise, Strelitzia reginaenoun

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

  3. bird of paradisenoun

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


  1. bird of paradisenoun

    Any of various passerine birds of the family Paradisaeidae native to Oceania. In many of the species the breeding plumage of the males is brightly coloured.

  2. bird of paradisenoun

    A showy tropical flower of the genus Strelitzia, native to Madagascar.


  1. bird of paradise

    Bird of paradise refers to two different entities: 1) In zoology, bird of paradise is a term given to a number of species of birds native to the rainforests of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Eastern Indonesia. They are known for their brilliant colors and elaborately beautiful plumage, often used in courtship displays. They belong to the family Paradisaeidae. 2) In botany, bird of paradise is a common name for a genus of plants, Strelitzia, native to South Africa. The name comes from its exotic flower bearing resemblance to exotic birds, with their bright colors and unique shape that resembles a bird in flight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bird of paradise

    the name of several very beautiful birds of the genus Paradisea and allied genera, inhabiting New Guinea and the adjacent islands. The males have brilliant colors, elegant plumes, and often remarkable tail feathers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bird of paradise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bird of paradise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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