Toothbill
Toothbill Tooth"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A peculiar fruit-eating ground pigeon ({Didunculus strigiostris}) native of the Samoan Islands, and noted for its resemblance, in several characteristics, to the extinct dodo. Its beak is stout and strongly hooked, and the mandible has two or three strong teeth toward the end. Its color is chocolate red. Called also {toothbilled pigeon}, and {manu-mea}. [1913 Webster]

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  • toothbill — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : tooth billed pigeon * * * toothbill (ˈtuːθbɪl) The tooth billed pigeon. [see next] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Didunculus strigiostris — Toothbill Tooth bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar fruit eating ground pigeon ({Didunculus strigiostris}) native of the Samoan Islands, and noted for its resemblance, in several characteristics, to the extinct dodo. Its beak is stout and strongly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manu-mea — Toothbill Tooth bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar fruit eating ground pigeon ({Didunculus strigiostris}) native of the Samoan Islands, and noted for its resemblance, in several characteristics, to the extinct dodo. Its beak is stout and strongly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toothbilled pigeon — Toothbill Tooth bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar fruit eating ground pigeon ({Didunculus strigiostris}) native of the Samoan Islands, and noted for its resemblance, in several characteristics, to the extinct dodo. Its beak is stout and strongly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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