roseate spoonbill
noun Date: circa 1785 a spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) that is found from the southern United States to Patagonia and has chiefly pink plumage

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  • Roseate Spoonbill — Taxobox name = Roseate Spoonbill status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Ciconiiformes familia = Threskiornithidae genus = Platalea species = P. ajaja binomial = Platalea …   Wikipedia

  • roseate spoonbill — noun tropical rose colored New World spoonbill • Syn: ↑Ajaia ajaja • Hypernyms: ↑spoonbill • Member Holonyms: ↑Ajaia, ↑genus Ajaia * * * noun : a spoonbill ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • roseate spoonbill — rausvoji girnovė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ajaia ajaja; Platalea ajaja angl. roseate spoonbill vok. Rosalöffler, m rus. розовая колпица, f pranc. spatule rosée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – girnovės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • roseate spoonbill — a tropical New World spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja, having rose colored plumage and a bare head. See illus. under spoonbill. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • roseate spoonbill — ro′seate spoon′bill n. orn a spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja, of warmer parts of the New World, having rose colored plumage and a bare head • Etymology: 1780–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Spoonbill — Spoon bill ( b[i^]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of wading birds of the genera {Ajaja} and {Platalea}, and allied genera, in which the long bill is broadly expanded and flattened at the tip. [1913 Webster] Note: The roseate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoonbill — [spo͞on′bil΄] n. 1. any of several wading birds (family Threskiornithidae) with a broad, flat bill that is spoon shaped at the tip; esp., the roseate spoonbill ( Ajaia ajaja) of North and South America 2. any of a number of other birds with a… …   English World dictionary

  • spoonbill — /spoohn bil /, n. 1. any of several wading birds of the family Plataleidae, related to the ibises, having a long, flat bill with a spoonlike tip. 2. any of various birds having a similar bill, as the shoveler duck. 3. the paddlefish. [1670 80;… …   Universalium

  • Spoonbill — Taxobox name = Spoonbills image width = 200px image caption = Royal spoonbill image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Ciconiiformes familia = Threskiornithidae subfamilia = Plateinae subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • roseate — adj. 1 = rose coloured (see ROSE(1)). 2 having a partly pink plumage (roseate spoonbill; roseate tern). Etymology: L roseus rosy (as ROSE(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

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