jabiru

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noun jab·i·ru \ˌzha-bə-ˈrü\

Definition of jabiru

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

Origin and Etymology of jabiru

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


First Known Use: 1774


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