bellied

adjective
bel·lied | \ˈbe-lēd \

Definition of bellied 

: having a belly of a specified kind used in combination a big-bellied man

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Our possible species include the willow, alder, Acadian, least and yellow-bellied flycatchers. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Willow flycatchers are maddingly difficult to identify in the field," 13 June 2018 This Friday morning, 16 big-bellied women sit on wooden benches in the waiting room. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. It’s a distinction no country wants," 12 June 2018 Northern cardinals, Carolina chickadees and red-bellied woodpeckers will still flit aplenty through Charlotte neighborhoods. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Carolina birders took notes for 150 years. Many of the species they saw are gone. | Charlotte Observer," 12 Apr. 2018 In the shade of the jungle, a round-bellied orangutan glides towards the ground. The Economist, "To save orangutans, think of them as money swinging from trees," 22 Feb. 2018 For this design, a tiny model of a very pregnant bare-bellied Kylie was attached to a nude pink nail. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Someone Recreated Kylie Jenner's Baby Announcement on a Manicure and I'm Honestly So Creeped Out," 20 Feb. 2018 That’s significant considering that the average life span of a yellow-bellied marmot is about 15 years. Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, "Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.," 17 Jan. 2018 These include such familiar birds as red-bellied woodpecker, Carolina wren, Northern mockingbird, tufted titmouse and Northern cardinal. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, "Christmas Bird Counts to document the snowy owl irruption underway in Northeast Ohio (photos)," 8 Dec. 2017 Jain and his students in the computer science department created a dataset comprising 462 images of 80 red-bellied lemurs primarily taken in Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar. Aaron Sidder, Smithsonian, "How Do You Pick a Lemur Out of a Lineup? This Software Makes the Leap," 22 Feb. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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bellied

adjective
bel·lied | \ˈbe-lēd \

Kids Definition of bellied

: having a belly of a certain kind a large-bellied man a round-bellied horse

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