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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The duck-billed platypus is one of the most singular of animals.Natural History in Anecdote | Various
We have still a primitive mammal of this type in the duck-mole, or duck-billed platypus (Ornithorhyncus) of Australia.
Here is the duck-billed platypus, that strange animal from New Holland.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829. | Hermann Pckler-Muskau
The duck-billed platypus is, as every one knows, an aquatic animal.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
My child, the duck-billed platypus A sad example sets for us.This Giddy Globe | Oliver Herford