jabiru

noun
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

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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