shoebill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shoebill large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shoebill (Zoöl) A large African wading bird (Balæniceps rex) allied to the storks and herons, and remarkable for its enormous broad swollen bill. It inhabits the valley of the White Nile. See Illust.l.) of Beak.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shoebill The whalehead, Balæniceps rex. See cut under Balæniceps.
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