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boatbill

[boht-bil] /ˈboʊtˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, of tropical America, related to the herons, having a broad bill resembling an inverted boat.
Also called boat-billed heron
[boht-bild] /ˈboʊtˌbɪld/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; boat + bill2
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boatbill

/ˈbəʊtˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a nocturnal tropical American wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, similar to the night herons but with a broad flattened bill: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes
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