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sicklebill

[ sik-uhl-bil ]
/ ˈsɪk əlˌbɪl /
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noun
any of various birds having a long, curved bill, as the long-billed curlew or curve-billed thrasher.
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Origin of sicklebill

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; sickle + bill2
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British Dictionary definitions for sicklebill

sicklebill
/ (ˈsɪkəlˌbɪl) /

noun
any of various birds having a markedly curved bill, such as Falculea palliata, a Madagascan bird of the family Vangidae, Hemignathus procerus, a Hawaiian honey creeper, and certain hummingbirds and birds of paradise
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