Definition of flatbill in English:

Share this entry

flatbill

Pronunciation: /ˈflatbɪl/

noun

A tropical American bird of the tyrant flycatcher family, with a wide flat bill and mainly olive-green plumage.
  • Genera Ramphotrigon and Rhynchocyclus, family Tyrannidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • In all most-parsimonious trees the flatbills and tody-tyrants are basal to a large clade containing the majority of tyrannids plus, in some most-parsimonious trees, cotingids and piprids.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: flat|bill

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.