parrot's beak


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Noun1.parrot's beak - evergreen shrub with scarlet to white clawlike or beaklike flowersparrot's beak - evergreen shrub with scarlet to white clawlike or beaklike flowers; New Zealand
clianthus, glory pea - any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes
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You may see this traditionally referred to as "soft peaks," but in French, they call it the "bec de perroquet," or parrot's beak, and I think it's such a useful image, though slightly loony.
In this faux-aged terra-cotta pot, the barberry rises above a green and coral pork and beans stonecrop (Sedum x rubrotinctum) and a parrot's beak (Lotus maculatus), which dangles its soft stems over the edge.
"There's a lot of nerves in a parrot's beak. It's as sensitive as a finger tip, so it would have smarted."
The plants are also known as Parrot's Beak, Parrot's Bill and Lobster Claw.
For each blossom is shaped like a claw or parrot's beak, due to its generous-sized 'keel' petal, enveloped by a richly velvety black calyx.
Head baddie Mackenzie Crook fared even worse dressed as one of Showaddywaddy, talking like an EastEnders' villain and wearing a metal parrot's beak.