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jabiru

[ jab-uh-roo, jab-uh-roo ]
/ ˈdʒæb əˌru, ˌdʒæb əˈru /
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noun

a large stork, Jabiru mycteria, of the warmer regions of the New World.

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Origin of jabiru

1640–50; <Portuguese <Tupi jabirú
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British Dictionary definitions for jabiru

jabiru
/ (ˈdʒæbɪˌruː) /

noun

a large white tropical American stork, Jabiru mycteria, with a dark naked head and a dark bill
Also called: black-necked stork, policeman bird a large Australian stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus, having a white plumage, dark green back and tail, and red legs
another name for saddlebill
(not in ornithological usage) another name for wood ibis

Word Origin for jabiru

C18: via Portuguese from Tupi-Guarani
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