duck-billed duck-billed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a beak resembling that of a duck

Usage(s):

  1. For the first time ever, a duck-billed platypus was born in captivity.
  2. The egg-filled nests belonged to hadrosaurs -- duck-billed dinosaurs -- which had apparently built vast rookeries much the way social birds like penguins do.
  3. Naturalists have long been interested in the strange animals of Australia, the duck-billed platypus, spiny Australian anteater, the kangaroo, wombat, emu, casowary.

News

  1. From Tom Paine to Glenn Greenwald, we need partisan journalism

    By Jack Shafer (Reuters) - I would sooner engage you in a week-long debate over which taxonomical subdivision the duck-billed platypus belongs to then spend a moment arguing whether Glenn Greenwald is a journalist or not, or whether an activist can be a journalist, or whether a journalist can be an activist, or how suspicious we should be of partisans in the newsroom. It's not that those ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Crunch! T. rex tooth found in dino tailbone

    Talk about battle scars. A broken tooth lodged in the fused tail vertebrae of a hadrosaur is evidence of a dinnertime face-off between Tyrannosaurus rex and the duck-billed dinosaur. But this time, the hunter went hungry, and the hadrosaur carried off a trophy. "T.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. T. rex tooth found in dino tail

    Talk about battle scars. A broken tooth lodged in the fused tail vertebrae of a hadrosaur is evidence of a dinnertime face-off between Tyrannosaurus rex and the duck-billed dinosaur. But this time, the hunter went hungry, and the hadrosaur carried off a trophy.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: MSN

Quotes

  • "Looking at their pictures I'd say yeah, looks like duck-billed dinosaur skin," said paleontologist Spencer Lucas of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, referring to the common name for hadrosaurs. "The problem is they don't...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Spencer G. Lucas Source: Discovery News

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