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duck·bill

 (dŭk′bĭl′)
n.
1. See platypus.

plat•y•pus

(ˈplæt ɪ pəs, -ˌpʊs)

n., pl. -pus•es, -pi (-ˌpaɪ)
an aquatic, egg-laying monotreme, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Australia and Tasmania, having webbed feet, a broad, flat tail, and a ducklike bill. Also called duckbill.
[1790–1800; < New Latin < Greek platýpous flat-footed =platy- platy- + -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duckbill - primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snoutduckbill - primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
genus Polyodon, Polyodon - type genus of the Polyodontidae
2.duckbill - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feetduckbill - 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
Adj.1.duckbill - having a beak resembling that of a duck; "a duck-billed dinosaur"
beaked - having or resembling a beak
Translations

duckbill

[ˈdʌkbɪl] duck-billed platypus [ˈdʌkbɪldˈplætɪpəs] Nornitorrinco m
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