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jabiru

[jab-uh-roo, jab-uh-roo] /ˈdʒæb əˌru, ˌdʒæb əˈru/
noun
1.
a large stork, Jabiru mycteria, of the warmer regions of the New World.
Origin of jabiru
1640-1650
1640-50; < Portuguese < Tupi jabirú
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jabiru

/ˈdʒæbɪˌruː/
noun
1.
a large white tropical American stork, Jabiru mycteria, with a dark naked head and a dark bill
2.
Also called black-necked stork, policeman bird. a large Australian stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus, having a white plumage, dark green back and tail, and red legs
3.
another name for saddlebill
4.
(not in ornithological usage) another name for wood ibis
Word Origin
C18: via Portuguese from Tupi-Guarani
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