Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornith,, six-feathered. Compare twelve-wired, under Selencides.

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  • They also spotted the legendary six-wired bird of paradise, a species with distinctive wiry head plumes that was first described in 1897 but that has proved elusive ever since.

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  • Among the new species of birds, frogs, butterflies and palms discovered in the expedition through this pristine environment, untouched by man, was the spectacular Berlepsch’s six-wired bird of paradise.

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