Parrot's-bill
Parrot's-bill Par"rot's-bill` (p[a^]r"r[u^]ts*b[i^]l`), n. [So called from the resemblance of its curved superior petal to a parrot's bill.] (Bot.) The glory pea. See under {Glory}. [1913 Webster]

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  • parrot's-bill — noun see parrot s beak * * * /par euhts bil /, n. a showy, vinelike plant, Clianthus puniceus, of New Zealand, having clusters of eight white streaked, crimson flowers. Also called parrot beak /par euht beek /, red kowhai. [1865 70; presumably… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parrot's bill — noun evergreen shrub with scarlet to white clawlike or beaklike flowers; New Zealand • Syn: ↑parrot s beak, ↑Clianthus puniceus • Hypernyms: ↑glory pea, ↑clianthus …   Useful english dictionary

  • parrot's-bill — /par euhts bil /, n. a showy, vinelike plant, Clianthus puniceus, of New Zealand, having clusters of eight white streaked, crimson flowers. Also called parrot beak /par euht beek /, red kowhai. [1865 70; presumably trans. of the Maori name of the …   Universalium

  • parrot's-beak — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun or parrot s bill ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷; or parrotbeak ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ (plural parrot s beaks or parrot s bills or parrotbeaks) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • parrot's beak — /ˈpærəts bik/ (say paruhts beek) noun → kaka beak. Also, parrot s bill …   Australian English dictionary

  • parrot's beak — noun evergreen shrub with scarlet to white clawlike or beaklike flowers; New Zealand • Syn: ↑parrot s bill, ↑Clianthus puniceus • Hypernyms: ↑glory pea, ↑clianthus …   Useful english dictionary

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