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[duhk-bil] /ˈdʌkˌbɪl/
Also called duckbill platypus, duck-billed platypus.
Origin of duckbill
1550-60; duck1 + bill2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many popular names have been given to it, such as Spadebill, Spoonbill, duckbill.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
  • It is the duckbill or duckmole, and is scientifically known as the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus.

  • Indeed, all, even to duckbill, would be flattered and demonstrative of pride in the alliance.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • There may have been types more primitive than the duckbill, and others between the duckbill and the Marsupial.

    The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe
  • The duckbill lays its eggs just like the reptile, but provides a warm nest for them at the bottom of its burrow.

    The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe
  • The duckbill deposits her eggs in her grass-lined burrow nest and covers them with her body until they quickly hatch.

  • duckbill and his friends, as we were well aware, knew of our plans for the defeat of his proposed outrage.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • When fully grown the duckbill is about eighteen inches long from the end of the snout to the tip of the tail.

  • A message brought Dan, who first disdained to take duckbill seriously.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • He can walk, swim or burrow and (so we have heard) His wife, Mrs. duckbill, lays eggs like a bird.

    Animal Children Edith Brown Kirkwood

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