Su*perb" (?), a. [F. superbe, L. superbus, fr. super over. See Super-.]


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


Rich; elegant; as, superb furniture or decorations.


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

Superb paradise bird Zool., a bird of paradise (Paradisaea, ∨ 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, adv. -- Su*perb"ness, n.


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