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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Paradisaeidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of highly ornate and brilliantly colored birds of Australia, allied to the birds of Paradise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of magnificent Papuan birds, belonging to the Paradiseidæ, and made type of a subfamily Epimachinæ, having a slender bill, densely feathered nostrils, and highly developed plumage of the wings and tail, which latter is several times longer than the body; the plume-birds proper.
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