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soft-bill

[ sawft-bil, soft- ]
/ ˈsɔftˌbɪl, ˈsɒft- /

noun

any of numerous birds, as thrushes or tanagers, having relatively weak bills suited for eating insects, soft-bodied animals, and fruit rather than hard seeds.

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Nearby words

soft tree fern, soft tubercle, soft ulcer, soft wart, soft wheat, soft-bill, soft-boil, soft-boiled, soft-centred, soft-coated wheaten terrier, soft-core

Origin of soft-bill

First recorded in 1955–60
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