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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 (Zool.), a bird of paradise (Paradisaea 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. (Zool.) See Blue wren, under Wren. [1913 Webster] -- Su*perb"ly, adv. -- Su*perb"ness, n. [1913 Webster]