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duckbill,

fish: see paddlefishpaddlefish,
large freshwater fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi valley, also called spoonbill or duckbill and named for its flattened, paddle-shaped snout. The largest specimens weigh well over 150 lb (67.5 kg) and reach 6 ft (183 cm) in length.
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duckbill,

marsupial: see platypusplatypus
, semiaquatic egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Tasmania and E Australia. Also called duckbill, or duckbilled platypus, it belongs to the order Monotremata (see monotreme), the most primitive group of living mammals.
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duckbill

[′dək‚bil]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaking type of combination loader and conveyor whose loading end is generally shaped like a duck's bill.
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Jack also learned that duckbilled dinos like these traveled in herds.
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study of a remarkably preserved fossil of a duckbilled dinosaur has revealed that the prehistoric reptile had skin like that of birds and crocodiles.
According to a report in National Geographic News, advanced imaging and chemical techniques revealed that the 66-million-year-old "mummified" duckbilled dinosaur had two layers of skin, as do modern vertebrates, including humans.
And no one with an IQ bigger than that of a duckbilled platypus will believe a word of it.
28, 1998 JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, Anderson and his colleagues describe a set of exquisite skin impressions associated with bones from a hadrosaur, or duckbilled dinosaur.
Echidnas and the duckbilled platypus are the only egg-laying mammals.
Wolberg and his colleagues found pieces of the lower jaw and teeth of a baby duckbilled dinosaur in the Cretaceous rocks of northwestern New Mexico.
Fossils such as marine clams and sharks' teeth have been found within a few meters of dinosaur remains, indicating that these duckbilled dinosaurs "lived and bred right next to the seashore," says Wolberg.