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Definition: Paradise fish
(p[a^]r"[.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F.
paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para`deisos park, paradise,
fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to
Gr. peri`) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear,
and E. dough. Cf. Parvis
1. The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed
after their creation.
2. The abode of sanctified souls after death.
To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. --Luke
It sounds to him like her mother's voice,
Singing in Paradise. --Longfellow.
3. A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight;
hence, a state of happiness.
Shall be all paradise. --Milton.
Wrapt in the very paradise of some creative vision.
4. (Arch.) An open space within a monastery or adjoining a
church, as the space within a cloister, the open court
before a basilica, etc.
5. A churchyard or cemetery. [Obs.] --Oxf. Gloss.
. See under Fool
, and Limbo
Grains of paradise
. (Bot.) See Melequeta pepper
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Bird of paradise
the most beautiful species are the superb (Lophorina superba
); the magnificent (Diphyllodes magnifica
the six-shafted paradise bird (Parotia sefilata
long-billed paradise birds (Epimachin[ae]
) also include
some highly ornamental species, as the twelve-wired
paradise bird (Seleucides alba
), which is black, yellow,
and white, with six long breast feathers on each side,
ending in long, slender filaments. See Bird of paradise
in the Vocabulary.
(Zo["o]l.), a beautiful fresh-water Asiatic
fish (Macropodus viridiauratus
) having very large fins.
It is often kept alive as an ornamental fish.
(Zo["o]l.), any flycatcher of the genus
, having the middle tail feathers extremely
elongated. The adult male of Terpsiphone paradisi
white, with the head glossy dark green, and crested.
(Zo["o]l.), a very beautiful bird of New
Guinea, of the genus Astrapia
, having dark velvety
plumage with brilliant metallic tints.
(Bot.), the sapucaia nut. See Sapucaia nut
[Local, U. S.]
Paradise whidah bird
. (Zo["o]l.) See Whidah