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paradise

  

      n  
1    heaven as the ultimate abode or state of the righteous  
2      (Islam)   the sensual garden of delights that the Koran promises the faithful after death  
3      (Also called)    limbo   (according to some theologians) the intermediate abode or state of the just prior to the Resurrection of Jesus, as in Luke 23:43  
4    the place or state of happiness enjoyed by Adam before the first sin; the Garden of Eden  
5    any place or condition that fulfils all one's desires or aspirations  
6    a park in which foreign animals are kept  
     (Old English, from Church Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos garden, of Persian origin; compare Avestan pairidaeza enclosed area, from pairi- around + daeza wall)  


bird of paradise  
      n  
1    any songbird of the family Paradisaeidae of New Guinea and neighbouring regions, the males of which have brilliantly coloured ornate plumage  
2    bird-of-paradise flower   any of various musaceous plants of the genus Strelitzia, esp. S. reginae, that are native to tropical southern Africa and South America and have purple bracts and large orange or yellow flowers resembling birds' heads  
fool's paradise  
      n   illusory happiness  
grains of paradise  
      pl n   the peppery seeds of either of two African zingiberaceous plants, Aframomum melegueta or A. granum-paradisi, used as stimulants, diuretics, etc.,   (Also called)    guinea grains  
paradise duck  
      n   a large duck, Casarca variegata, of New Zealand, having a brightly coloured plumage  
paradise fish  
      n   any of several beautifully coloured labyrinth fishes of the genus Macropodus, esp. M. opercularis, of S and SE Asia  
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paradise

  
1    City of God, divine abode, Elysian fields, garden of delights, Happy Valley     (Islam)   heaven, heavenly kingdom, Olympus     (poetic)   Promised Land, Zion     (Christianity)  
2    Eden, Garden of Eden  
3    bliss, delight, felicity, heaven, seventh heaven, utopia  

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