broad bill


any of several small, often brightly colored passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae, of the Old World tropics, having a broad, flattened bill.
any of various birds with a broad, bill, as the scaup duck, shoveler, and spoonbill.

1625–35; broad + bill2 Unabridged
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broadbill (ˈbrɔːdˌbɪl)
1.  any passerine bird of the family Eurylaimidae, of tropical Africa and Asia, having bright plumage and a short wide bill
2.  (US) any of various wide-billed birds, such as the scaup and shoveler
3.  (US) another name for swordfish

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