n.1.(Arch.) A molding whose section is thought to resemble a beak.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These self-contained ecosystems are home to several listed species, including California tiger salamanders (Ambystoma californiense), vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi), vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), and plants such as the palmatebracted bird's-beak (Cordylantus palmatus).