Definition of parrotbill in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈperətˌbil/


A titlike Asian songbird with brown and gray plumage and a short arched bill.
  • Family Panuridae (or Paradoxornithidae): two genera and several species.
Example sentences
  • However polyphyly of the parrotbills seems dubious because of their very homogeneous bill morphology (short and laterally compressed).
  • The number of Maui parrotbills in the wild has dwindled to fewer than 500.

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Syllabification: par·rot·bill

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