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Noun: platypus  pla-ti-pus
  1. Small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
    - duckbill, duckbilled platypus, duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Derived forms: platypuses

Type of: egg-laying mammal, monotreme

Part of: genus Ornithorhynchus, Ornithorhynchus

Encyclopedia: Platypus