spoonbill

[spoon-bil]
noun
1.
any of several wading birds of the family Plataleidae, related to the ibises, having a long, flat bill with a spoonlike tip.
2.
any of various birds having a similar bill, as the shoveler duck.
3.
the paddlefish.

Origin:
1670–80; spoon + bill2

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spoonbill (ˈspuːnˌbɪl)
 
n
any of several wading birds of warm regions, such as Platalea leucorodia (common spoonbill) and Ajaia ajaja (roseate spoonbill), having a long horizontally flattened bill: family Threskiornithidae, order Ciconiiformes

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Example sentences
Spoonbill nests are generally located in dense red mangrove stands and are not generally visible from outside the colony.
Nesting pairs of the spectacular roseate spoonbill are continuing to increase.
Paddlefish, commonly called spoonbill catfish, are not catfish and cannot be legally harvested by means of snagging.
Our paddlefish has also been mistaken for a catfish by some anglers as this species is sometimes referred as a spoonbill catfish.
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