Duck-billed platypus
Duck-billed platypus Duck"-billed` plat"y*pus, a. same as {Duck Mole}, under {Duck}..

Syn: duck mole, duckbill, duck-bill platypus, platypus. [PJC]


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  • duck-billed platypus — noun small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae • Syn: ↑platypus, ↑duckbill, ↑duckbilled platypus, ↑Ornithorhynchus anatinus •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • duck-billed platypus — ančiasnapis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ornithorhynchus anatinus angl. duckbill; duck billed platypus; duckmole; platypus vok. Schnabeltier rus. утконос pranc. ornithorhynque ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • duck-billed platypus — also duckbill platypus noun Date: 1799 platypus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • duck-billed platypus — noun The platypus …   Wiktionary

  • duck-billed platypus — noun see platypus …   English new terms dictionary

  • Platypus — Plat y*pus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? + ? foot.] (Zo[ o]l.) The {duck mole}. See under {Duck}. Syn: Duck Mole, duckbill, duck bill platypus, duck billed platypus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • platypus — (also duck billed platypus) ► NOUN (pl. platypuses) ▪ a semiaquatic egg laying Australian mammal with a sensitive pliable bill like that of a duck and webbed feet with venomous spurs. ORIGIN from Greek platupous flat footed …   English terms dictionary

  • duck-billedplatypus — duck billed platypus n. See platypus. * * * …   Universalium

  • Platypus — For other uses, see Platypus (disambiguation). Platypus[1] Temporal range: 66–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • platypus — noun (plural platypuses; also platypi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek platypous flat footed, from platys broad, flat + pous foot more at place, foot Date: 1799 a small carnivorous aquatic monotreme mammal (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) of eastern… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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