spoonbill: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (spn'bil"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several wading birds of the family Plataleidae, related to the ibises, having a long, flat bill with a spoonlike tip.
  2. any of various birds having a similar bill, as the shoveler duck.
  3. the paddlefish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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