ornithorhynchus

ornithorhynchus

[awr-nuh-thuh-ring-kuhs]
noun
the platypus.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Neo-Latin: genus name, equivalent to ornitho- ornitho- + -rhynchus < Greek rhýnchos bill

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ornithorhynchus (ˌɔːnɪθəʊˈrɪŋkəs)
 
n
the technical name for duck-billed platypus
 
[C19: New Latin, from ornitho- + Greek rhunkhos bill]

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