Definition of Jabiru

1. Noun. Large mostly white Australian stork.

Exact synonyms: Black-necked Stork, Policeman Bird, Xenorhyncus Asiaticus
Generic synonyms: Stork
Group relationships: Genus Xenorhyncus, Xenorhyncus



2. Noun. Large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle.
Exact synonyms: Ephippiorhynchus Senegalensis, Saddlebill
Generic synonyms: Stork
Group relationships: Ephippiorhynchus, Genus Ephippiorhynchus

3. Noun. Large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America.
Exact synonyms: Jabiru Mycteria
Generic synonyms: Stork
Group relationships: Genus Jabiru

Definition of Jabiru

1. n. One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.

Definition of Jabiru

1. Noun. A species of bird ''Jabiru mycteria'' in the monotypic genus ''Jabiru'', of the stork family Ciconiidae, endemic to the Americas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jabiru

1. a wading bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Jabiru

1. One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits. The American jabiru (Mycteria Americana) is white, with the head and neck black and nearly bare of feathers. The East Indian and Australian (Xenorhynchus Australis) has the neck, head, and back covered with glossy, dark green feathers, changing on the head to purple. The African jabiru (Mycteria, or Ephippiorhynchus, Senegalensis) has the neck, head, wing coverts, and tail, black, and is Synonym: saddle-billed stork. Origin: Braz. Jabiro, jaburo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jabiru

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jabbernowls
jabbers
jabberwockies
jabberwocky
jabbery
jabbing
jabbingly
jabbings
jabble
jabbled
jabbles
jabbling
jabby
jabers
jabiru (current term)
jabirus
jaboncillo
jaborandi
jaborandis
jaborine
jaborosalactol
jabot
jaboticaba
jaboticaba tree
jaboticabas
jabots
jabroni
jabs
jabuticaba

Literary usage of Jabiru

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"It bears the same relation to I that the new W does^to Y. (See I.) jabiru, a large wading bird of the stork family, found in South America and Africa, ..."

2. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"The jabiru.—Nests of the Scavenger Vulture.—Peacocks.—A Jungle Cat Surprised.—The Jackals' Serenade.—Turtles.—The Gangetic Porpoise. ..."

3. A familiar history of birds: Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts by Edward Stanley (1880)
"Toothed Claw of.—Voracity of.— Storks and Cranes.—Migrations of.—Respect paid to.—Gigantic Crane.—Particulars respecting.—jabiru.—Anastomus, Open-beaked. ..."

4. Among Cannibals: An Account of Four Years' Travels in Australia and of Camp by Carl Lumholtz (1889)
"I took special notice of the splendid Australian jabiru (Mycteria australis), and I had the good fortune to shoot on the wing a specimen of this beautiful ..."

5. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1816)
"kind, ifc will be proper to mention the jabiru and the jabiru Guacu, both natives of Brasil. ... The jabiru guacu is not above the size of a common stork, ..."

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