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  1. platypus.
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Origin of duckbill

First recorded in 1550–60; duck1 + bill2
Also called duckbill platypus, duck-billed platypus.
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Examples from the Web for duckbill

Historical Examples of duckbill

  • A message brought Dan, who first disdained to take Duckbill seriously.

    Tropic Days

    E. J. Banfield

  • This was the duckbill, or water-mole, which the Australians called the Patybus.

  • It is the duckbill or duckmole, and is scientifically known as the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus.

  • All wood except for a duckbill furrow opener in front and two duckbill row coverers in the rear, both made of metal.

  • Many popular names have been given to it, such as Spadebill, Spoonbill, Duckbill.

    Fast Nine

    Alan Douglas