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crane flower

Definition:

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

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

crane flowers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Strelitzia reginae [species] | bird of paradise | bird-of-paradise flower | strelitzia | S. reginae [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Strelitzia | bird of paradise flower | crane flower

a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae. The genus is named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. A common name of the... (41 of 380 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Strelitzia

Britannica Encyclopedia:

bird-of-paradise flower [plant] | Strelitzia reginae [species]

also called crane flower, ornamental plant of the family Strelitziaceae. There are five species of the genus Strelitzia, all native to southern ... (22 of 103 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/66512​/bird-of-paradise-flower

Columbia Encyclopedia:

bird-of-paradise flower | bird-of-paradise flowers | bird of paradise | Strelitzia reginae [species]

large tropical herb of the family Musaceae (banana family), native to southern Africa. Its large blue and orange blossom resembles an exotic bird; ... (23 of 74 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0807644​.html

Collins Dictionary:

bird-of-paradise flower

any of various banana-like plants of the genus "Strelitzia", especially "S. reginae", that are native to tropical southern Africa and South America ... (22 of 291 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bird-of-paradise-flower

Random House Dictionary:

bird of paradise | bird-of-paradise: birds-of-paradise [plural] | bird-of-paradise | Bird of Paradise | bird-of-paradise: bird-of-paradise flower [synonym, sense-specific]

any of several passerine birds of the family Paradisaeidae, of New Guinea and adjacent islands, the males of which have ornate, colorful plumage. | ... (23 of 90 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bird-of-paradise

Oxford Dictionary:

strelitzia

a southern African plant of the genus Strelitzia (family Strelitziaceae), especially (in gardening) a bird of paradise flower (18 of 35 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/strelitzia

Wiktionary:

strelitzia | strelitzias [plural] | bird of paradise flower [synonym] | Strelitzia [genus]

Any of several flowering plants of the genus Strelitzia. (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/strelitzia

New World Dictionary:

bird of paradise

any of a family (Paradisaeidae) of brightly colored passerine birds found in and near New Guinea | any of several tropical plants (genus Strelitzia) ... (23 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bird-of-paradise

American Heritage Dictionary:

bird of paradise | birds of paradise [plural]

Any of various birds of the family Paradisaeidae, native to New Guinea and ... | Any of several southern African herbs of the genus "Strelitzia", ... (24 of 57 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bird-of-paradise

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bird of paradise [countable] | birds of paradise [plural]

a brightly coloured bird that lives mainly in New Guinea | a plant with brightly coloured flowers that look similar to birds flying (22 of 55 words, 2 definitions)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bird-of-paradise

Merriam-Webster:

bird of paradise

any of numerous brilliantly colored plumed oscine birds (family Paradisaeidae) chiefly of New Guinea and neighboring islands (17 of 32 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bird of paradise

Cambridge Dictionary:

bird of paradise

a bird found in New Guinea, of which the male has brightly coloured feathers (14 of 20 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bird-of-paradise

Encarta Dictionary:

strelitzia | strelitzias [plural] | Strelitzia [genus]

a widely cultivated perennial plant. Flowers: showy, often unusual or irregular in shape. Native to: southern Africa. Genus Strelitzia. (19 of 52 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715558​/definition​.html  [offline]

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