duckbilled platypus


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Noun1.duckbilled platypus - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feetduckbilled platypus - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
egg-laying mammal, monotreme - the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
genus Ornithorhynchus, Ornithorhynchus - type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae
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When Monroe's health continues to decline and Coy connects with a popular classmate, a simple school project takes on a whole new depth of meaning as a report on the duckbilled platypus turns into a desperate attempt to diagnose Monroe with everything from nickel poisoning to a severe reaction to mold.
The only mammals today that lay eggs are the four echidna species and the duckbilled platypus.
To many, Harold Wilson was a snake in the grass and George Brown behaved like a duckbilled platypus.