Duck's-bill
Duck's-bill \Duck's"-bill`\, a. Having the form of a duck's bill. [1913 Webster]

{Duck's-bill limpet} (Zo["o]l.), a limpet of the genus {Parmaphorus}; -- so named from its shape. [1913 Webster]


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