Meaning of bird of paradise
bird' of par'adise
- any of several passerine birds of the family Paradisaeidae, of New Guinea and adjacent islands, the males of which have ornate, colorful plumage.
Pronunciation: (bûrd'uv-par'u-dīs", -dīz"), [key]
— pl. birds-of-paradise.
- Also calledany of several plants of the genus Strelitzia, native to southern Africa, esp. S. reginae, having a large, showy orange and blue inflorescence.
- a small tree or shrub, Caesalpinia (Poinciana) gilliesii, native to South America, having featherlike leaves and showy yellow flowers with red stamens.
Bird' of Par'adise
— Astron. Astron.
- the constellation Apus.