duckbill

duckbill

[duhk-bil]
noun
Also called duckbill platypus, duck-billed platypus.


Origin:
1550–60; duck1 + bill2

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duckbill

adjective
1. having a beak resembling that of a duck; "a duck-billed dinosaur" 

noun
1. primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout [syn: paddlefish
2. small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae [syn: platypus
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