superbness

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Superb \Su*perb"\, adjective [F. superbe, L. superbus, fr. super over. See {Super-}.]

1. Grand; magnificent; august; stately; as, a superb edifice; a superb colonnade.

2. Rich; elegant; as, superb furniture or decorations.

3. Showy; excellent; grand; as, a superb exhibition.

{Superb paradise bird} (Zool.), a bird of paradise ({Paradisaea 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.

{Superb warber}. (Zool.) See {Blue wren}, under {Wren}. -- {Su*perb"ly}, adverb -- {Su*perb"ness}, noun


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