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plat•y•pus(ˈplæt ɪ pəs, -ˌpʊs)
n., pl. -pus•es, -pi (-ˌpaɪ)
an aquatic, egg-laying monotreme, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Australia and Tasmania, having webbed feet, a broad, flat tail, and a ducklike bill. Also called duckbill.
[1790–1800; < New Latin < Greek platýpous flat-footed =platy- platy- + -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot]
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|Noun||1.||duckbill - primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout|
|2.||duckbill - 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
|Adj.||1.||duckbill - having a beak resembling that of a duck; "a duck-billed dinosaur"|
beaked - having or resembling a beak
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