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broadbill

[brawd-bil] /ˈbrɔdˌbɪl/
noun
1.
any of several small, often brightly colored passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae, of the Old World tropics, having a broad, flattened bill2 .
2.
any of various birds with a broad bill, as the scaup duck, shoveler, and spoonbill.
Origin of broadbill
1625-1635
1625-35; broad + bill2
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British Dictionary definitions for broadbill

broadbill

/ˈbrɔːdˌbɪl/
noun
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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