Superb paradise bird
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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  • superb paradise bird — noun or superb bird of paradise : a bird of paradise (Lophorina superba) having in the male a large erectile fan shaped tuft on each shoulder, a gorget of metallic green feathers on the breast, and a deep violet or nearly black color with green… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paradise bird — Paradise Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superb warber — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superb bird of paradise — noun see superb paradise bird …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paradise whidah bird — Paradise Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paradise — Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E. dough. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paradise fish — Paradise Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paradise flycatcher — Paradise Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paradise grackle — Paradise Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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