Definition of sicklebill in English:

sicklebill

Syllabification: sick·le·bill
Pronunciation: /ˈsikəlˌbil
 
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noun

Any of a number of birds with a long narrow down-curved bill.
  • A tropical American hummingbird (genus Eutoxeres, family Trochilidae: two species).A New Guinea bird of paradise (two genera in the family Paradisaeidae).
More example sentences
  • The rat-a-tat-tat of the brown sicklebill could be likened to machine-gun fire.
  • Sicklebills have evolved a long, curved beak used to probe for insects in thick moss and tree bark.
  • Carved from Lapis Lazuli a duck Egyptians saw a mysterious connection between the sicklebills of the ibises and the crescent moon.

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