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Adjective: duckbill  'dúk,bil
  1. Having a beak resembling that of a duck
    "a duckbill dinosaur";
    - duck-billed
Noun: duckbill  'dúk,bil
  1. Primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
    - paddlefish, Polyodon spathula
  2. Small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
    - platypus, duckbilled platypus, duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Derived forms: duckbills

See also: beaked

Type of: egg-laying mammal, ganoid, ganoid fish, monotreme

Part of: genus Ornithorhynchus, genus Polyodon, Ornithorhynchus, Polyodon

Encyclopedia: Duckbill