broadbill

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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