standard-wing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

standard +‎ wing; see standard (vertical pole).

Noun[edit]

standard-wing (plural standard-wings)

  1. A bird of paradise (Semioptera wallacii) which has two long special feathers standing erect on each wing.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for standard-wing in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)