jab·​i·​ru ˌzha-bə-ˈrü How to pronounce jabiru (audio)
: 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, 25 Oct. 2019

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jabiru was in 1774

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“Jabiru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jabiru. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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