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Synonyms for bird of paradise

a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers

ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird

any of numerous brilliantly colored plumed birds of the New Guinea area

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Birds of paradise, with their super-black plumage, increase the brilliance of adjacent colors to our eyes, just as we perceive the red even though the apple is in the shade.
According to Antonio Pigafetta, the Italian chronicler of Magellan's expedition, the ruler of the kingdom of Bacan (northern Maluku in eastern Indonesia) gave the captain a gift of birds of paradise, which were to be presented to the king of Spain.
color) It may take several years for birds of paradise to bloom.
Except for the individuals of the genera Manucodia and Macgregoria, which are monogamous and do not show sexual dimorphism, all the birds of paradise (Astrapia, Diphyllodes, Parotia, Lophorina and especially Paradisea) are polygamous with pronounced differences between males and females.
Some of the world's most beautiful women hit the catwalk on Wednesday night as the event combined the themes of Snow Angels, Shipwrecked, Parisian Nights, Pink Network and Birds of Paradise.
Los Angeles is divided into two kinds of people: those who love birds of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) and those who loathe them.
From Monday, the streets will be filled with Jukalo's pole standing and juggling event, Syrovy's slack rope show, the Samande jugglers, the Birds of Paradise trapeze, Arabesque fantasy stilt walkers and the Mad Hatter and Alice stilt walkers.
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Tropical plants such as giant birds of paradise are used, and steep-banked walls of vinca with periwinkle flowers cover the slope leading to the seasonal creek.
Gazanias, ice plants, geraniums and birds of paradise head the list of plants from South Africa, where the coastal climate mimics our own.
Let the birds of paradise fly up your nose May an elephant caress you with its toes May your wife be plagued with ladders in her hose Let the birds of paradise fly up your nose.
Not far from where the woman died Wednesday, there were some plastic birds of paradise left beside a tree where a young woman died in another crash earlier this year, said Carol Macksoud, whose home is near the site of both crashes.
Viewers on Sunday night were stunned by a baby elephant lost in a sandstorm, birds of paradise in courtship and a great white shark attacking a seal.
a few mornings a week and stopping by on weekends to pull weeds and replace them with colorful bougainvilleas, birds of paradise, jade plants and canna lilies.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Regarding winter bloomers, both birds of paradise and kaffir lilies are best known for their orange flowers.