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1‘lots of birds have highly conspicuous plumage’
easily seen, clear, visible, clearly visible, standing out, noticeable, observable, discernible, perceptible, perceivable, detectable
obvious, manifest, evident, apparent, marked, pronounced, prominent, outstanding, patent, crystal clear, as clear as crystal
vivid, striking, dramatic, eye-catching, flagrant, ostentatious, overt, blatant, as plain as a pikestaff, staring one in the face, writ large, as plain as day
distinct, recognizable, distinguishable, unmistakable, inescapable
informal as plain as the nose on one's face, standing out like a sore thumb, sticking out like a sore thumb, standing out a mile, sticking out a mile
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