Definition of Duck-billed

1. Adjective. Having a beak resembling that of a duck. "A duck-billed dinosaur"

Exact synonyms: Duckbill
Similar to: Beaked



Definition of Duck-billed

1. Adjective. Especially of animal species, having facial features resembling the bill of a duck. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duck-billed

duchessed
duchesses
duchessing
duchesslike
duchessy
duchies
duchy
duci
duck
duck's-bill
duck's-foot
duck's-meat
duck's arse
duck's egg
duck-arsed
duck-billed (current term)
duck-billed dinosaur
duck-billed dinosaurs
duck-billed platypus
duck-billed platypuses
duck-drownder
duck-egg blue
duck-egg blues
duck-footed
duck and cover
duck arsed
duck dive
duck dived
duck dives

Literary usage of Duck-billed

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1. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1917)
"... duck-billed, wading dinosaurs (Trachodon), with stalking limbs and elevated bodies. Third, there are more fully aquatic, free- swimming forms with ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"On these grounds it is likewise preferable to discard the Anglicised term duck-billed Platypus in favour of the simpler Duck-bill or Duck-Mole. ..."

3. Natural History of the World: With Anecdotes Illustrating the Nature, Habits edited by Alfred Henry Miles (1895)
"The duck-billed Platypus belongs to the former, the Australian Hedgehog ... The The duck-billed Platypus is one if the most Duck,billed singular of animals. ..."

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