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|(Zool.)||a small aquatic mammal of Australia, having webbed feet and a bill resembling that of a duck (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). It belongs the subclass Monotremata and is remarkable for laying eggs like a bird or reptile; - called also duckbill, platypus, mallangong, mullingong, tambreet, and water mole.|
|See under Duck.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.