from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See platypus.
  • n. See hadrosaur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The duck-billed platypus.
  • n. The hadrosaur.
  • n. The paddlefish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Duck mole, under duck, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, a monotrematous oviparous mammal of Australia, having a horny beak like a duck's, whence the name. Also duck-mole. See Ornithorhynchus.
  • n. Same as duck-billed speculum (which see, under speculum).
  • n. [In allusion to the shape of the toe.] A broad-toed shoe of the fifteenth century.
  • n. Polyodon spathula, one of the ganoid fishes of the order Salachostomi. Two species are known inhabiting fresh waters of the United States and China.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
  • n. primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
  • adj. having a beak resembling that of a duck


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