[ shoo-bil ]
/ ˈʃuˌbɪl /
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Example sentences from the Web for shoebill
Hastily I rushed her out into the garden, where the Shoebill regarded her with one eye of prehistoric wisdom.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for shoebill
/ (ˈʃuːˌbɪl) /
a large wading bird, Balaeniceps rex, of tropical E African swamps, having a dark plumage, a large head, and a large broad bill: family Balaenicipitidae, order Ciconiiformes
Word Origin for shoebill
C19: so named because of the shape of its bill
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