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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having a short bill; brevirostrate or brevirostral: specifically applied to many birds: as, the short-billed kittiwake, Rissa brevirostris; the short-billed marsh-wren, Cistothorus stellaris.

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  • adj. having a short beak


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