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Any of various birds with large bills, especially the boat-billed heron.
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(Animals) a nocturnal tropical American wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, similar to the night herons but with a broad flattened bill: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes
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|Noun||1.||boatbill - tropical American heron related to night herons|
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
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