A semiaquatic egg-laying mammal (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) of Australian Continent and Tasmania, having a broad flat end, webbed legs, and a snout resembling a duck's costs. Also referred to as duckbill, duck-billed platypus.
An egg-laying, semi-aquatic mammal with a bill resembling that of a duck, who has a mole-like human anatomy, a tail resembling that of a beaver, a waterproof pelt, and flat webbed foot — males have actually toxic spurs within the trunk feet; Ornithorhynchus anatinus
The duck mole. See under duck.
In entomology, a genus of xylophagous beetles for the family Scolytidæ: synonymous in part with Bostrychus.
In mammalogy: A genus of monotremes, today called Ornithorhynchus.
[lowercase] The types of this genus; the duckbilled platypus. See cut-under duckbill.
In ornithology, a genus of sea-ducks associated with household Anatidæ and subfamily Fuligulinæ: similar to Fulix.
small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australian Continent and Tasmania having a broad bill and end and webbed legs; only species within the family Ornithorhynchidae