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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. boatbill, boat-billed heron, broadbill, Cochlearius cochlearius(noun)

    tropical American heron related to night herons

  2. scaup, scaup duck, bluebill, broadbill(noun)

    diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill

  3. shoveler, shoveller, broadbill, Anas clypeata(noun)

    freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill

  4. broadbill(noun)

    small birds of the Old World tropics having bright plumage and short wide bills

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. broadbill(Noun)

    Any of several ducks, having a broad bill, including the shoveler

  2. broadbill(Noun)

    Any of several small passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Broadbill(noun)

    a wild duck (Aythya, / Fuligula, marila), which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; -- called also bluebill, blackhead, raft duck, and scaup duck. See Scaup duck

  2. Broadbill(noun)

    the shoveler. See Shoveler

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Broadbill

    The broadbills are a clade of small passerine birds, Eurylaimidae. The Smithornis and Pseudocalyptomena species occur in sub-Saharan Africa; the rest extend from the eastern Himalayas to Sumatra and Borneo. The family possibly also includes the Sapayoa from the Neotropics and the asities from Madagascar, although many taxonomists now separate each of the three into distinct families.


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