Jabiru definition

jăbə-ro͝o
A large stork (Jabiru mycteria) of South and Central America and Mexico, having white plumage with a pink band at the neck and a naked head.
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Any of various large wading storks, esp. a tropical American species (Jabiru mycteria)
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A species of bird Jabiru mycteria in the monotypic genus Jabiru, of the stork family Ciconiidae, endemic to the Americas.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Ciconiidae — the jabiru.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jabiru
Plural:
jabirus

Origin of jabiru

  • Portuguese American Spanish jabirú from Tupí

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a Tupian term such as Old Tupi jabiru, yabi'ru, said to mean either "swollen neck" or "one that spits".

    From Wiktionary