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shoebill

[shoo-bil] /ˈʃuˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a large, African, storklike bird, Balaeniceps rex, having a broad, flattened bill shaped somewhat like a shoe.
Origin of shoebill
1870-1875
1870-75; shoe + bill2
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  • A large lagoon is home to numerous species of waterfowl, among them shoebill storks.
British Dictionary definitions for shoebill

shoebill

/ˈʃuːˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a large wading bird, Balaeniceps rex, of tropical E African swamps, having a dark plumage, a large head, and a large broad bill: family Balaenicipitidae, order Ciconiiformes
Word Origin
C19: so named because of the shape of its bill
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