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bird–of–paradise

noun

Definition of bird–of–paradise

  1. :  an ornamental plant (Strelitzia reginae of the family Strelitziaceae) native to southern Africa that has scapes terminating in a horizontal bract from which emerges an upright flower having three orange or yellow sepals and three irregular blue petals



Circa 1884

First Known Use of bird–of–paradise

circa 1884


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