Superb paradise bird

(Zool.) a bird of paradise (Paradisæa 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.

See also: Superb

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.