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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boatbill, boat-billed heron, broadbill, Cochlearius cochleariusnoun

    tropical American heron related to night herons

  2. scaup, scaup duck, bluebill, broadbillnoun

    diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill

  3. shoveler, shoveller, broadbill, Anas clypeatanoun

    freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill

  4. broadbillnoun

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


  1. broadbillnoun

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

  2. broadbillnoun

    Any of several small passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae


  1. broadbill

    A broadbill is a type of bird classified in the Eurylaimidae, Calyptomenidae, or Smithornithidae families. They are typically characterized by their broad, flat beaks, brightly colored plumage, and small to medium size. Broadbills are predominantly found in tropical regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Malay Archipelago. The term may also refer to certain game fish species, like the Atlantic sailfish, renowned for their broad, bill-like upper jaws.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broadbillnoun

    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. Broadbillnoun

    the shoveler. See Shoveler


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broadbill in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broadbill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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