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hornbill

[ hawrn-bil ]
/ ˈhɔrnˌbɪl /
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noun

any large bird of the family Bucerotidae, of the Old World tropics, characterized by a very large bill usually surmounted by a horny protuberance.

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Origin of hornbill

First recorded in 1765–75; horn + bill2
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British Dictionary definitions for hornbill

hornbill
/ (ˈhɔːnˌbɪl) /

noun

any bird of the family Bucerotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having a very large bill with a basal bony protuberance: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
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