spoonbill

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noun spoon·bill \ˈspün-ˌbil\

Definition of spoonbill

  1. 1 :  any of several wading birds (family Threskiornithidae) related to the ibises that have an expanded bill that is flattened and rounded at the tip

  2. 2 :  any of several broad-billed ducks (as the shoveler)

Circa 1678

First Known Use of spoonbill

circa 1678


SPOONBILL Defined for Kids

spoonbill

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noun spoon·bill \ˈspün-ˌbil\

Definition of spoonbill for Students

  1. :  a wading bird having a bill which widens and flattens at the tip


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