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bird–of–paradise

noun

Definition of BIRD-OF-PARADISE

:  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

First Known Use of BIRD-OF-PARADISE

circa 1884
July 05, 2015
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insincere or foolish talk
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