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parrot's-bill

[par-uh ts-bil] /ˈpær ətsˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a showy, vinelike plant, Clianthus puniceus, of New Zealand, having clusters of eight white-streaked, crimson flowers.
Also called parrot-beak
[par-uh t-beek] /ˈpær ətˌbik/ (Show IPA),
red kowhai.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; presumably translation of the Maori name of the plant, kōwhai ŋutukākā literally, kaka-billed kowhai
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