openbill definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two types of bird into the genus Anastomus for the stork household Ciconiidae, with an exceptional gap between the mandibles associated with the closed costs.
    • A bird of this genus Anastomus, allied on stork; -- so called because the two areas of the balance touch just at the base and tip. One species inhabits Asia, another Africa. Known as in addition open-beak. See Illust. (m), under beak.
    • A stork associated with genus Anastomus.
    • stork with a grooved costs whose upper and reduced components touch just in the base and tip

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