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(Animals) an amphibious egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of E Australia, having dense fur, a broad bill and tail, and webbed feet: family Ornithorhynchidae. Sometimes shortened to: duckbill or platypus See also monotreme
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|Noun||1.||duck-billed platypus - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae|
egg-laying mammal, monotreme - the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
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