Spoonbill meaning

spo͝onbĭl
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Any of several wading birds (family Threskiornithidae) with a broad, flat bill that is spoon-shaped at the tip; esp., the roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) of North and South America.
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Any of a number of other birds with a bill like this, as a shoveler duck.
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Any of various large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the ibises, that have a large, flat, spatulate bill.
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(US) A species of fish, Polyodon spathula, native to the Mississippi/Ohio/Missouri river basin, or extinct close relatives.
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Origin of spoonbill

  • From spoon +"Ž bill, owing to the shape of the animals' heads.

    From Wiktionary