jab·​i·​ru | \ ˌzha-bə-ˈrü How to pronounce jabiru (audio) \

Definition of jabiru

: a large tropical American stork (Jabiru mycteria) with a massive black bill

Examples of jabiru in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tours from Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris take in a smattering of these hallowed sites, including Mount Borradaile with its still-intact funerary chambers and naturally occurring billabong moat full of wading jabiru storks. Brandon Presser, Condé Nast Traveler, "Aboriginal Australian Sites You Can See Up Close," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of jabiru

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jabiru

New Latin, from Portuguese jaburu, jabiru, from Tupi jamburú, jamurú

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“Jabiru.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jabiru. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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