boatbill definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical American wading bird (Cochlearius cochlearius) having a sizable bill-shaped like an inverted motorboat. Also called boat-billed heron.
    • A form of heron, Cochlearius cochlearius, native to Central and South America
    • A wading bird (Cancroma cochlearia) associated with exotic areas of south usa. Its bill is notably like a boat aided by the keel uppermost.
    • A perching bird of India, regarding the genus Eurylaimus.
    • A South American bird, Cochlearia (or Cancroma) cochlearia, associated with the genuine herons: so named from the shape and size regarding the bill, which is really broad and much vaulted.
    • one of several broadbills, Eurylæmidæ, a team of perching wild birds feature of Indo-Malayan area; specifically, Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchus. See cut under gaper.
    • exotic American heron pertaining to evening herons

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