Definition of Boatbill

1. Noun. Tropical American heron related to night herons.

Exact synonyms: Boat-billed Heron, Broadbill, Cochlearius Cochlearius
Generic synonyms: Heron
Group relationships: Cochlearius, Genus Cochlearius



Definition of Boatbill

1. n. A wading bird (Cancroma cochlearia) of the tropical parts of South America. Its bill is somewhat like a boat with the keel uppermost.

Definition of Boatbill

1. Noun. A form of heron, ''Cochlearius cochlearius'', native to Central and South America ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boatbill

1. a wading bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Boatbill

1. 1. A wading bird (Cancroma cochlearia) of the tropical parts of South America. Its bill is somewhat like a boat with the keel uppermost. 2. A perching bird of India, of the genus Eurylaimus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boatbill

boat race
boat racing
boat shell
boat shells
boat shoe
boat shoes
boat train
boat trip
boat trips
boat whistle
boatable
boatage
boatages
boatbearer
boatbearers
boatbill (current term)
boatbills
boatbuilder
boatbuilders
boatbuilding
boatbuildings
boate
boated
boatel
boatels
boater
boaters
boates
boatful
boatfuls

Literary usage of Boatbill

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1. Brazil: Its History, People, Natural Productions, Etc by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1860)
"... boatbill—Spoonbill—Parrots and macaws—The parrot university—Humming-birds. HAVING dealt with the history, the religion, and the social state of Brazil, ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1861)
"Its flattened form, and the slender and pliable branches of the lower jaw, prove, in my opinion, that the beak of the boatbill is calculated rather to be a ..."

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