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1. A large stork (Jabiru mycteria) of South and Central America and Mexico, having white plumage with a pink band at the neck and a naked head.
2. See black-necked stork.
3. See saddle-billed stork.
[Portuguese and American Spanish jabirú, from Tupí.]
1. (Animals) a large white tropical American stork, Jabiru mycteria, with a dark naked head and a dark bill
2. (Animals) Also called: black-necked stork or policeman bird a large Australian stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus, having a white plumage, dark green back and tail, and red legs
3. (Animals) another name for saddlebill
4. (Animals) (not in ornithological usage) another name for wood ibis
[C18: via Portuguese from Tupi-Guarani]
jab•i•ru(ˈdʒæb əˌru, ˌdʒæb əˈru)
n., pl. rus.
a very large white stork, Jabiru mycteria, of America.
[1640–50; < Portuguese < Tupi jabirú]
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|Noun||1.||jabiru - large mostly white Australian stork|
|2.||jabiru - large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle|
|3.||jabiru - large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America|
genus Jabiru - jabirus