duckbill platypus
noun see duck-billed platypus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • duckbill platypus — noun see duckbill I, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • duckbill — /duk bil /, n. platypus. Also called duckbill platypus, duck billed platypus. [1550 60; DUCK1 + BILL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • duckbill — n. platypus, duckbill platypus, Australian mammal with a beak that resembles the bill of a duck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • duckbill — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • platypus — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duckbill — may refer to: Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus Duckbill dinosaurs, family Hadrosauridae Duckbill fishes, family Percophidae Duckbill eels, family Nettastomatidae Duckbill valve, a valve used to prevent backflow See also Bird s beak …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • duckbill — [duk′bil΄] n. PLATYPUS …   English World dictionary

  • platypus — [plat′ə pəs] n. pl. platypuses or platypi [plat′ipī΄] [ModL < Gr platypous, flatfooted < platys, flat (see PLATY ) + pous, FOOT] a small, aquatic, egg laying monotreme mammal (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) of Australia and Tasmania, with webbed …   English World dictionary

  • platypus — /plat i peuhs, poos /, n., pl. platypuses, platypi / puy /. a small, aquatic, egg laying monotreme, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Australia and Tasmania, having webbed feet, a tail like that of a beaver, a sensitive bill resembling that of a duck …   Universalium

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