Lesser emerald
Bird of paradise Bird" of par"a*dise (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The {Great emerald} ({Paradisea apoda}) and the {Lesser emerald} ({Paradisea minor}) furnish many of the plumes used as ornaments by ladies; the {Red bird of paradise} is {Paradisea rubra} or {Paradisea sanguinea}; the {Golden bird of paradise} is {Parotia aurea} or {Parotia sexsetacea}; the {King bird of paradise} is {Cincinnurus regius}. The name is also applied to the longer-billed birds of another related group ({Epimachin[ae]}) from the same region. The {Twelve-wired bird of paradise} ({Seleucides alba}) is one of these. See {Paradise bird}, and Note under {Apod}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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