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spoonbill Syllabification: spoon·bill
Pronunciation: /ˈspo͞onˌbil/

Definition of spoonbill in English:


A tall mainly white or pinkish wading bird related to ibises, having a long bill with a very broad flat tip.
  • Genera Platalea and Ajaia, family Threskiornithidae: several species
Example sentences
  • In winter, it's easy to see raptors, Oriental white stork, and white spoonbills.
  • Other wintering species include little egret, spoonbill, hen harrier, merlin, peregrine, green sandpiper and common sandpiper.
  • A crudely painted plywood sign showing bulbous ibis and spoonbills asks that you not disturb the birds.
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