noun, plural plat·y·pus·es, plat·y·pi [plat-i-pahy] /ˈplæt ɪˌpaɪ/.
- platypellic pelvis,
Origin of platypus
Examples from the Web for platypus
The undoubted likeness which their molar teeth show to the temporary teeth of the Platypus have already been commented upon.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
Then, too, it's so difficult to be polite to the Platypus, because one never knows how to behave towards it.
His platypus escaped from its cage in the stable and sought refuge in our front yard.The House|Eugene Field
It reminded Dot of the journey they had made to find the Platypus, for there were the same beautiful growths of fern and shrubs.
The Platypus is so learned and so instructive, that no one tries to understand it; it is not expected that anyone should.
noun plural -puses
Word Origin for platypus
Orig. the generic name, but, having already been given to a genus of beetles, it was in 1800 changed for Ornithorhyncus. [OED]