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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. velvety black Australian bird of paradise with green and purple iridescence on head and tail;
[syn: riflebird, Ptloris paradisea]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Riflebird \Ri"fle*bird`\, n. (Zool.) Any one of several species of beautiful birds of Australia and New Guinea, of the genera Ptiloris and Craspidophora, allied to the paradise birds. [1913 Webster] Note: The largest and best known species is Ptiloris paradisea of Australia. Its general color is rich velvety brown, glossed with lilac; the under parts are varied with rich olive green, and the head, throat, and two middle tail feathers are brilliant metallic green. [1913 Webster]




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