[ sheeth-bil ]
/ ˈʃiθˌbɪl /
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Words nearby sheathbill
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Example sentences from the Web for sheathbill
Here I found two pairs of the sheathbill (Chionis alba) a bird whose place in the system has puzzled ornithologists.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray
British Dictionary definitions for sheathbill
/ (ˈʃiːθˌbɪl) /
either of two pigeon-like shore birds, Chionis alba or C. minor, of antarctic and subantarctic regions, constituting the family Chionididae: order Charadriiformes. They have a white plumage and a horny sheath at the base of the bill
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