from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical American wading bird (Cochlearius cochlearius) having a large bill shaped like an inverted boat. Also called boat-billed heron.
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- n. A form of heron, Cochlearius cochlearius, native to Central and South America
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wading bird (Cancroma cochlearia) of the tropical parts of South America. Its bill is somewhat like a boat with the keel uppermost.
- n. A perching bird of India, of the genus Eurylaimus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A South American bird, Cochlearia (or Cancroma) cochlearia, related to the true herons: so named from the shape and size of the bill, which is very broad and much vaulted.
- n. One of the broadbills, Eurylæmidæ, a group of perching birds characteristic of the Indo-Malayan region; in particular, Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchus. See cut under gaper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American heron related to night herons
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