Sphenostoma cristatum
Wedgebill Wedge"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) An Australian crested insessorial bird ({Sphenostoma cristatum}) having a wedge-shaped bill. Its color is dull brown, like the earth of the plains where it lives. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wedgebill — Wedge bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) An Australian crested insessorial bird ({Sphenostoma cristatum}) having a wedge shaped bill. Its color is dull brown, like the earth of the plains where it lives. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wedgebill — noun An Australian logrunner, Sphenostoma cristatum, that has a wedge shaped bill …   Wiktionary

  • wedgebill — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: wedge (I) + bill 1. : an Australian crested bird (Sphenostoma cristatum) that has a wedge shaped bill and is related to the bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis) 2. : a So. American hummingbird (Schistes geoffroyi) having a… …   Useful english dictionary

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