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broadbill

(ˈbrɔːdˌbɪl)
n
1. (Animals) any passerine bird of the family Eurylaimidae, of tropical Africa and Asia, having bright plumage and a short wide bill
2. (Animals) US any of various wide-billed birds, such as the scaup and shoveler
3. (Animals) US another name for swordfish
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Noun1.broadbill - tropical American heron related to night heronsbroadbill - tropical American heron related to night herons
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
2.broadbill - diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey billbroadbill - diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Aythya, genus Aythya - canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.
Aythya marila, greater scaup - large scaup of North America having a greenish iridescence on the head of the male
Aythya affinis, lake duck, lesser scaup, lesser scaup duck - common scaup of North America; males have purplish heads
3.broadbill - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat billbroadbill - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
4.broadbill - small birds of the Old World tropics having bright plumage and short wide bills
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
Eurylaimidae, family Eurylaimidae - coextensive with the suborder Eurylaimi
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In 1912, a time far-removed from the South Bay's now tony scene, these men shot their boat full of broadbills (bluebills).
To taste duck, grouse, elk or venison graced with Chatellier's Rare Game Sauce, you'd never believe that old hunter John Chatellier developed it to overcome the unpleasant taste of broadbills, which had been feeding on shellfish in salt water.
If swordfishermen can avoid very strong currents way offshore, they will get plenty of broadbills both day and night.
Data is collected on birds including babblers, thrushes, warblers, sunbirds, doves, flycatchers, waxbills and broadbills.
The major fishing grounds for broadbills in the central Pacific region, traditionally exploited by foreign longliners, lie approximately 1,000 miles north of the Hawaiian Islands (25[degrees]- 40[degrees]N.