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duckbill adj : having a beak resembling that of a duck; "a duck-billed dinosaur" [syn: duck-billed]

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1 primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout [syn: paddlefish, Polyodon spathula]
2 small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae [syn: platypus, duckbilled platypus, duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus]

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