Paradisaea superba
Superb Su*perb", a. [F. superbe, L. superbus, fr. super over. See {Super-}.] 1. Grand; magnificent; august; stately; as, a superb edifice; a superb colonnade. [1913 Webster]

2. Rich; elegant; as, superb furniture or decorations. [1913 Webster]

3. Showy; excellent; grand; as, a superb exhibition. [1913 Webster]

{Superb paradise bird} (Zo["o]l.), a bird of paradise ({Paradis[ae]a superba} syn. {Lophorina superba}) having the scapulars erectile, and forming a large ornamental tuft on each shoulder, and a large gorget of brilliant feathers on the breast . The color is deep violet, or nearly black, with brilliant green reflections. The gorget is bright metallic green.

{Superb warber}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Blue wren}, under {Wren}. [1913 Webster] -- {Su*perb"ly}, adv. -- {Su*perb"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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