spoonbill


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spoon·bill

 (spo͞on′bĭl′)
n.
1.
a. Any of several long-legged wading birds of the genus Platalea, having a long, flat bill with a broadly spatulate tip.
b. Any of various broad-billed ducks, such as the shoveler.

spoonbill

(ˈspuːnˌbɪl)
n
(Animals) any of several wading birds of warm regions, such as Platalea leucorodia (common spoonbill) and Ajaia ajaja (roseate spoonbill), having a long horizontally flattened bill: family Threskiornithidae, order Ciconiiformes

spoon•bill

(ˈspunˌbɪl)

n.
1. any of several large wading birds having a long, flat bill with a spoonlike tip.
2. any of various other birds having a similar bill, as the shoveler.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoonbill - wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoonspoonbill - wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoon
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
common spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia - pure white crested spoonbill of southern Eurasia and northeastern Africa
Ajaia ajaja, roseate spoonbill - tropical rose-colored New World spoonbill
Translations

spoonbill

[ˈspuːnbɪl] Nespátula f

spoonbill

[ˈspuːnˌbɪl] n (Zool) → spatola
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