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n. pl. plat·y·pus·es
A semiaquatic egg-laying mammal (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) of eastern Australia and Tasmania, having a broad flat tail, webbed feet, a snout resembling a duck's bill, and in the male, venomous spurs on the hind legs. Also called duckbill, duck-billed platypus.
[New Latin Platypūs, former genus name, from Greek platupous, flat-footed : platu-, platy- + pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -puses
(Animals) See duck-billed platypus
[C18: New Latin, from platy- + -pus, from Greek pous foot]
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plat•y•pus(ˈplæt ɪ pəs, -ˌpʊs)
n., pl. -pus•es, -pi (-ˌpaɪ)
an aquatic, egg-laying monotreme, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Australia and Tasmania, having webbed feet, a broad, flat tail, and a ducklike bill. Also called duckbill.
[1790–1800; < New Latin < Greek platýpous flat-footed =platy- platy- + -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot]
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An egg-laying mammal of Australia and Tasmania that spends much of its life in water. Platypuses have a broad flat tail, webbed feet, and a snout resembling a duck's bill.
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|Noun||1.||platypus - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae|
egg-laying mammal, monotreme - the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
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platypus[ˈplætɪpəs] N → ornitorrinco m
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n → Schnabeltier nt
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