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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.

Nearby words

jabari, jabber, jabberwocky, jabir, jabir ibn hayyan, jabiru, jaboatão, jaborandi, jabot, jaboticaba, jabotinsky

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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