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shoe·bill

 (sho͞o′bĭl′)
n.
A tall wading bird (Balaeniceps rex) native to swampy regions of eastern tropical Africa, having slaty plumage, long legs, a stubby neck, and a large shoelike bill with a hook on the upper mandible.

shoebill

(ˈʃuːˌbɪl)
n
(Animals) a large wading bird, Balaeniceps rex, of tropical E African swamps, having a dark plumage, a large head, and a large broad bill: family Balaenicipitidae, order Ciconiiformes
[C19: so named because of the shape of its bill]

shoe•bill

(ˈʃuˌbɪl)

n.
a large, storklike bird, Balaeniceps rex, of E Africa, having a very broad, mottled bill.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoebill - large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoeshoebill - large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Balaeniceps, genus Balaeniceps - type genus of the Balaenicipitidae: shoebills