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Strelitzia reginae

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)

Usage:

species

Plural:

Strelitzia reginae*
(* Strelitzia reginae may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), queen of George III...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Strelitzia reginae [species] | Strelitzia | Crane Flower | Bird of Paradise

a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. Common names include Strelitzia, Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise, though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia. Its scientific name... (35 of 615 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Strelitzia reginae

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]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

strelitzia

First use: 18th century

Origin: named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), queen of George III of Great Britain and Ireland

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/strelitzia

Oxford Dictionary:

strelitzia

Origin: named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg- Strelitz (1744-1818), queen of George III

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

Encarta Dictionary:

strelitzia | strelitzias [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: After Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), queen of George III of Great Britain and Ireland

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

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

strelitzia

Audio: British English pronunciation of "strelitzia"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/strelitzia

the Free Dictionary:

strelitzia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "strelitzia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "strelitzia"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/strelitzia

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