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- adj. Especially of animal species, having facial features resembling the bill of a duck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having a beak resembling that of a duck.
- adj. Having a bill like that of a duck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a bill like a duck's, as that of the Ornithorhynchus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a beak resembling that of a duck
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Hadrosaurs are known as the duck-billed dinosaurs due to the similarity of their head to that of modern ducks.
It doesn't make sense the way the duck-billed platypus doesn't make sense.
If you don't believe me, look at the duck-billed platypus.
Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee. duck-billed placelot says:
J. Marion Sims, often called the "father of modern gynecology", invented the duck-billed speculum that bears his name and which is still used today during vaginal surgery.
On the list are an ornate sleeper ray, Electrolux; a 75-million-year-old giant duck-billed dinosaur; a shocking pink millipede (see image); a rare, off-the-shelf frog; one of the most venomous snakes in the world; a fruit bat; a mushroom; a jellyfish named after its victim; a life-imitates-art "Dim" rhinoceros beetle; and the "Michelin Man" plant.
Disney Channel is hoping to start a new dance craze timed to "Platypus Day," a holiday created by the cable network to celebrate Perry the Platypus, the teal-colored, duck-billed secret agent from Phineas and Ferb.
The first rendezvous is with chimpanzees 6m years ago, the 15th with the duck-billed platypus at 180m, and, not far behind (in genetic terms at least), come the protostomes circa 300m years ago.
They may be platypuses but you won't find a better duck-billed fur-bearing egg-layer anywhere.
Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) calls the bifurcated system an unwieldy "duck-billed platypus."
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