|(Zool.)||a beautiful Australian bower bird (Sericulus melinus). The male has the head, neck, and large patches on the wings, bright golden yellow, and the rest of the plumage deep velvety black; - so called in honor of the Prince of Wales (afterward George IV.), who was Prince Regent in the reign of George III.|
See also: Regent
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.