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duckbill

[duhk-bil] /ˈdʌkˌbɪl/
noun
1.
Also called duckbill platypus, duck-billed platypus.
Origin of duckbill
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; duck1 + bill2
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duck-billed platypus

noun
1.
an amphibious egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of E Australia, having dense fur, a broad bill and tail, and webbed feet: family Ornithorhynchidae Sometimes shortened to duckbill, platypus See also monotreme
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