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shoebill

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noun shoe·bill \ˈshü-ˌbil\

Definition of shoebill

  1. :  a large gray wading bird (Balaeniceps rex) related to the storks and herons that inhabits wetlands of eastern Africa and has a thick broad bill



1861

First Known Use of shoebill

1861


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