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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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The only two kinds known in the world live in Australia, the echidna (spiny anteater) and the duckbilled platypus.
Jack also learned that duckbilled dinos like these traveled in herds.
Last summer, Murphy and his team unearthed a 7 meter (23 foot)-long fossil of a hadrosaur (duckbilled dinosaur).
For example, although the duckbilled platypus is a mammal, it lays eggs, a trait predating mammals.
If a human being's weight increased at the same rate as a duckbilled dinosaur's from birth to adulthood, he'd end up as heavy as four double-decker buses
To many, Harold Wilson was a snake in the grass and George Brown behaved like a duckbilled platypus.
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.
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.
And no one with an IQ bigger than that of a duckbilled platypus will believe a word of it.
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.
Echidnas and the duckbilled platypus are the only egg-laying mammals.
Paleontologist John Horner of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., discovered a series of nests in Choteau, Mont., tht had belonged to duckbilled Maiasaura.