parrot's-bill

[ par-uh ts-bil ]
/ ˈpær ətsˌbɪl /

noun

a showy, vinelike plant, Clianthus puniceus, of New Zealand, having clusters of eight white-streaked, crimson flowers.

Nearby words

  1. parrot,
  2. parrot fever,
  3. parrot toadstool,
  4. parrot tulip,
  5. parrot's disease,
  6. parrot's-feather,
  7. parrot-fashion,
  8. parrot-fish,
  9. parrotfish,
  10. parry

Origin of parrot's-bill

1865–70; presumably translation of the Maori name of the plant, kōwhai ŋutukākā literally, kaka-billed kowhai

Also called par·rot-beak [par-uh t-beek] /ˈpær ətˌbik/, red kowhai.

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